Review: Death on the Night of Lost Lizards by Julia Buckley

Death on the Night of Lost Lizards by Julia Buckley

Synopsis and Details:

Hana Keller and her tea-leaf reading grandmother are used to finding the perfect savory treats to pair with a delicious cuppa at her family’s tea house but when a local professor is killed, she uncovers a serving of suspects instead…

Hana Keller is getting ready for a lovely holiday season. She decides to host a tea at her apartment for her closest friends. During the cozy get-together, one of Hana’s friends gets a call that a murderer is on the loose and that the women should be careful. Hana soon learns that Sandor Balog, a professor of Hungarian Studies at the local college, has been viciously killed.

Hana gets one of her visions that she is going to be pulled into the professor’s death somehow. When Erik, her handsome detective boyfriend, finds several suspects at the Tea House, Hana knows she must now investigate. And when the wrong man is arrested, things come to a boil and Hana finds herself in the path of the real killer. 

Series: Hungarian Tea House Mystery #3  |  Genres: Contemporary, Cozy Mystery  |  Release Date: June 01, 2021  |  Publisher: Berkley  |  Length: 288 pages  |  ISBN: 978-1984804860  |  ASIN: B08H16MB3T  |  Format: ARC  |  Source: NetGalley

Review with Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Death on the Night of Lost Lizards is a gem of a story, an absolute gem! Events in Hana’s life have quieted down after her last two harrowing brushes with mysterious deaths. Not only that, things have also started to heat up with her new beau, Erik. While out shopping for the upcoming holidays, Hana thought she saw someone she recognized but she soon pushed off that thought. Though when a mysterious Hungarian artifact finds its way into her family’s tea house, it becomes apparent that Hana’s involvement in investigations is not as over as she had assumed. There is a connection to what she saw and she is determined to follow that thread where ever it may lead and no matter the danger.

I have to be honest, the third book in the Hungarian Tea House Mystery series is just as adorable as the previous two. I love it when an installment in a series keeps on meeting my expectations and Death on the Night of Lost Lizards absolutely does just that and more. Hana and her family continue to delight me with their “possible” supernatural abilities, super cute. Also, this time around, there was an inclusion of friends that helped Hana along the way as she puzzled her way through what she thought she knew and what her feelings were telling her. What a fun chase this story took me on! Overall, Death on the Night of Lost Lizards was filled with a wonderful cozy mystery, steeped with Hungarian folklore, and sweetened with charm.

*Thank you to Berkley Prime Crime & NetGalley for this eARC of Death on the Night of Lost Lizards*

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This review is based on a complimentary book I received. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.


About the Author:

Author Julia Buckley

Julia Buckley has loved reading and writing since childhood. She is still a sucker for a great story, and, like any bibliophile, she loves libraries, Scholastic Book Fairs, the smell of ink, pads and pens, typewriters, and books you can’t put down. She lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband Jeff, a giant dog named Digby and three spoiled but wonderful cats. She has two grown sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.

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