Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Pentimento Blues
SERIES: Bellingham Mysteries #6
AUTHOR: Nicole Kimberling
PUBLISHER: Loose Id
LENGTH: 103 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2017
The Final Mystery.
Now that small-town reporter Peter Fontaine has gotten hitched to the man of his dreams, he thinks his days of solving crimes were over. But after a decades-old secret is revealed, a dead body is found and Peter’s husband Nick is at the top of the suspect list. Peter must harness his power of ultimate nosiness to find one last killer.
I really liked the previous books in this series so I was totally ready to jump back in and read more about Peter and his (now husband) Nick. This final story in the series had all the things I loved about the first five books: Peter’s amusing outlook and inner dialogue, an interesting mystery, and some sexy one on one time with his significant other. I was swept up into the story right away and it was like I’d never taken a break from the series at all (even though it really hasn’t been that long since I finished the last book, but I digress). The main characters, Peter and Nick, were spot on and they totally just work so well for me. At this point, they’ve been married for a while and, even though you don’t get to see a ton of domesticity between them, it was easy to see the synergy and how well they just get one another. You also get to learn a little bit more about Nick and since he’s so reticent to give out information about himself, I was thrilled to gobble up every little tidbit.
The mystery was fairly straight forward and while you could pretty much tell straight off who was going to be, well, offed, the reason for it as well as the person responsible were, as I’ve come to expect from this series, a complete surprise. I still love how this author manages that every single time; serious kudos given for that! The ending was wrapped up nicely and while I’m a little sad that I won’t get any more stories about these two, I’m happy with how things left off and feel good about the last glimpse I was given of Peter and Nick.
If you enjoy cozy mysteries I have to seriously recommend this series; every story was good and I was entertained the entire way through.