Pains and Penalties: A FREE Nerdy Amateur Detective Mystery (Cozy Small Town Woman Sleuth Who-Dun-It)

· Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Book 1 · Biglow Mystery Reads
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Enjoy this light-hearted small town series from author S.E. Biglow...

Small-town life brings big-city problems.

Kalina Greystone’s return home to Ellesworth, MA to take over the family's comic book shop brings back old friends and even older secrets. The death of her Great Aunt Agatha in plain sight at the annual Solstice Fair pushes her to snoop where she doesn't belong--much to the chagrin of former high school sweetheart, Detective Christian Harper. As Kalina digs into her great aunt's past, she uncovers a dark truth that Agatha and her closest friends were hoping to take to the grave. A truth the killer wants revealed.

Will Kalina and Chris catch the killer before the killer's thirst for vengeance is sated?

PAINS AND PENALTIES is the first book in this quirky, fast-paced cozy mystery series where you’ll find a dash of nerdy fun mixed with your new favorite amateur sleuth.

Get PAINS AND PENALTIES to start unraveling the mystery today!

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If you’re a fan of V.M. Burns, CeeCee James, Hope Callaghan, Rosie Point, Tonya Kappes, Maria DiRico, Kelsey Browning and London Lovett, you’ll love this fast-paced, small-town mystery.

101 reviews
joan stinson
March 7, 2021
Another cosy read, definitely worth reading
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Molly Hamblin
July 4, 2021
finding her way in her hometown feels both familiar and foreign. The comic store was not what she envisioned when she completed her mba and yet it had potential, as well as sentimental value as her inheritance from her father Her Aunt had been her cheerleader and a welcome support. That the boy she left behind was now a single man and a police detective with maybe a bit of a connection still between them - a surprise but intriguing The deaths that followed, more heartbreak for their small town Can she move ahead with the pieces left after all the tragedy? Bittersweet cozy growing pains and challenges I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Wendy MoonlitCreek
July 7, 2021
To be honest, this wasn't my favourite Cozy Mystery book ever, mainly because I struggled to relate to the main character even if the story was quite interesting. Kalina comes off as rude and obnoxious in the beginning, I mean how dare the Detective (!) not want her questioning his witness, I mean after all she owns a comic book store, so yeah she must be qualified... I don't know why this keeps happening, but it is a major pet peeve of mine. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

S.E. Biglow is the penname of USA Today Bestselling author Sarah Biglow. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. She is a licensed attorney and spends her days combating employment discrimination as an Investigator with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

She is a self-professed TV junkie and in her spare time (what’s that?), she runs a TV recap blog with her best friend (and sorority sister), Jen. Sarah currently enjoys an array of TV shows including (but definitely not limited to) This Is Us, The Good Doctor, Doctor Who, Lucifer and any show with Chicago in the title by Dick Wolf.

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