BOOK REVIEW: Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn by Tricia L. Sanders (Cozy Mystery)

Greetings Friends!

Today, I have a REVIEW of the latest book in the Grime Pays Mystery series!

Grime Pays Mystery Book #2

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date:  October 24, 2018
Number of Pages:  254

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An unwelcome visitor, an unrequited love, and a dead body create chaos in a middle-aged woman’s plan for a productive summer. 

Despite a looming divorce, an empty checkbook, and a struggling cleaning business, Cece Cavanaugh is determined to land on her own two feet. Adamant about staying a safe distance from the handsome detective who has her fantasizing about violating the morals clause in her prenuptial agreement, Cece dives headlong into her work.

Even though she has no free time to spare, Cece finds herself guilted into cleaning a hoarder’s home. Her discoveries in the condemned house are too shocking to ignore. Diamond-laden pachyderms, a secret cache of money, and a dead body lure Cece into launching an investigation that places her in direct contact with the one person she’s desperate to avoid–hunky Detective Case Alder.

With clues in hand, Cece runs down leads and eliminates suspects one by one. Her conclusion and brave accusation put a friend’s life in peril forcing Cece to hatch a plan to outsmart the killer. A daring move could either save Cece and her friend or lead to their demise.


I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.

After being charmed by Cece in the previous installment, I was so excited to see what mess she was going to have to deal with this time around. And I wasn’t disappointed!

Cece continues to be a fantastic female lead and a highly believable accidental amateur sleuth, balancing her vulnerability with an admirable strength of character that keeps driving her forward to get things done. Although she is still reeling from the events within the first book, she is working through those emotions and focusing on overcoming those obstacles to produce a positive way forward for herself and those around her. I continued to enjoy the growing dynamics between Nancy and Cece, which definitely shows us just how much opposites can attract!

I’m a huge fan of shows like HOARDERS and BURIED ALIVE and have read plenty of fiction and nonfiction books featuring this disorder, so it was such a delightful surprise to begin reading and seeing its presence within Cece’s cleaning services. It was a fascinating aspect to include as not only a troubling aspect for both Cece’s job, but also within the criminal investigation as well.

This series remains a great addition within the cozy world and I am definitely settled in for more clean ups, light romance, and twisting tales of mystery that are incredibly difficult to put down!


Tricia L. Sanders writes cozy mysteries and women’s fiction. She adds a dash of romance and a sprinkling of snark to raise the stakes. Her heroines are humorous women embarking on journeys of self-discovery all the while doing so with class, sass, and a touch of kickass.
Tricia is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so don’t get between her and the television when a game is on. Currently, she is working on a mystery series set in the fictional town of Wickford, Missouri. Another project in the works is a women’s fiction road trip adventure.
A former instructional designer and corporate trainer, she traded in curriculum writing for novel writing, because she hates bullet points and loves to make stuff up. And fiction is more fun than training guides and lesson plans.


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Many thanks to Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and Tricia Sanders! It was an absolute pleasure reading, reviewing, and hosting! And be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more opinions and extras!
October 24 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 24 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 25 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 25 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
October 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
October 27 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 28 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
October 28 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
October 29 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
October 29 – Valerie’s Musings – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 30 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
October 30 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 31 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 31 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 1 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 1 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
November 2 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST
November 3 – That’s What She’s Reading – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 3 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW
November 4 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 4 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW
November 5 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST
November 5 – The Avid Reader – SPOTLIGHT
November 5 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
November 6 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
November 6 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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