Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, Giveaway, mystery, Review on September 23, 2016



Dying for Data (Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth)
Cozy Mystery
Release Date – August 21, 2016
2nd in Series
Paperback: 176 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1533676399


Bad karma, a rival suitor, and a deadly attack are enough to put a damper on any date.

Just when Adina’s social life is looking up, her night out is interrupted by the scream of police sirens. Afraid her bartender boyfriend might be accused of murder, Adina’s neighbor enlists her assistance, and in the process exposes her to the seamier side of illegal immigration and crime in the city. Hard as she tries to limit her involvement, the more Adina learns, the more she needs to know – until a case of mistaken identity lands her in hot water. Will she uncover the truth before it’s too late?


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This is a second in a series and I enjoyed this as much as the first book. I also liked the discussion about immigration, not too much, just enough. and since it is set in DC, it wouldn’t be a book without discussing politics and even brief mentions (generically) of the upcoming election.

Adina is a caring person, especially when she helps her Russian neighbor’s boyfriend who was attacked behind the restaurant where they work. It is quite interesting how they uncover who is behind the crimes and help the police take them down. The mystery is not complicated, but isn’t easy to figure out either. Enough twists to keep me guessing.

Adina has a couple of love interests, Bruce (volunteers at the animal shelter with her) and Jack (the police detective). Luckily it is an easy decision for Adina on who to keep and who to dump!

We give this 5 paws up.


About the Author


Cassidy Salem has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries (both cozy and traditional) and police procedurals.  Cassidy also enjoys reading historical fiction focused on American and world history, as well as the classics.  When she’s not reading, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends, and travels with her husband and son whenever possible. Her travels have taken her to destinations throughout the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia.

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