Reviews of A Basket of Trouble

Reviews of A Basket of Trouble

“Groundwater combines a satisfying mystery with aspects of riding life and a look at the illegal immigration issue. A good choice for fans of small-town amateur sleuths.”

       (for full review, go to Booklist)

   -- Booklist, Oct 1, 2013

“Groundwater’s well-crafted cozy comes complete with numerous red herrings and a picturesque setting.”

       (for full review, go to Publisher's Weekly)

   -- Publisher's Weekly, Sep 30, 2013

"Groundwater’s third series entry (after To Hell in a Handbasket) is an action-packed cozy that successfully weaves in her small business and disability awareness."

       (for full review, go to Library Journal)

   -- Library Journal, November 1, 2013

“This book had everything I want in a cozy mystery. It featured multidimensional characters, a twisting plot, and a location I want to visit.”

       (for full review, go to Mystery Books Examiner)

   -- Mystery Books Examiner, July 15, 2013

"Groundwater succeeds at getting the readers so invested in the characters that we feel their pain and hope for them to find some happiness in their lives.  ... Beth Groundwater, who also authors the RM Outdoor Adventure series, continues to shine with each fun and unpredictable mystery novel."

       (for full review, go to Kings River Life)

  -- Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine, November 23, 2013

"I can’t believe how fast I read this book. It just flowed so well in true Beth Groundwater fashion. She gives us characters that keep evolving, that are as real as our own neighbors. The plots are tight, the dialogue is true. There is the perfect balance of humor and suspense. She just writes a darn good story. One that when you pick it up you won’t put it down."

       (for full review, go to Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)

  -- Lori Caswell, 5 star review in Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book, November 26, 2013

“The latest starring Claire (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2012, etc.) packs in more action than a typical cozy.”

       (for full review, go to Kirkus Reviews)

   -- Kirkus Reviews, August 11, 2013

"Horse lovers and mystery fans will enjoy A BASKET OF TROUBLE."

   -- Clare O'Beara, Fresh Fiction, October 9, 2013

"This one is not easy to figure out! Throughout the story the themes of self-esteem, personal perception and sibling rivalry are explored. Ms. Groundwater brings the social issue of immigration reform to the table through the Mexican farm hands in her story. She also introduces us to and enlightens us about the benefits of Hippotherapy and the tragedy of Alzheimer's. All of these issues and themes are seamlessly blended together in a gripping cozy mystery that you do not want to miss. Check out A BASKET OF TROUBLE!"

   -- Viki Ferrell, Fresh Fiction, October 9, 2013

“This is a very entertaining mystery with likable and engaging characters.”

   -- a 4-star review by Lis C, a Goodreads reader