Review: Dead Serious Case #1: Miz Dusty Le Frey by Vawn Cassidy

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Title: Dead Serious Case #1: Miz Dusty Le Frey

Author: Vawn Cassidy

Series: Crawshanks Guide to the Recently Departed #1

Pages: 308

5 out of 5 stars
5 stars – I loved it!

When Tristan almost dies he realizes his life will no longer be the same again. He can now see ghosts and he finds himself helping London’s most infamous drag queen, Miz Dusty Le Frey, solve her own murder. 

Well this was absolutely wonderful! From the very beginning I was hooked by this wonderful paranormal murder mystery with a wonderful romance. Tristan is an introvert who is extremely nerdy, awkward, and clumsy. I loved Tristan so much. Danny is an Inspector for Scotland Yard who was so sweet and protective. I loved that he fell hard and fast for Tristan and that he accepted him as he was. He really accepted Tristan as he was and it was wonderful. 

The mystery of Dusty’s death was an enjoyable read and meshed perfectly with the budding relationship between Tristan and Danny. Dusty was a wonderful ghost companion and I loved her so much.  While this is about her death, she really helped Tristan learn to relax a little and embrace life a little more. Dusty also was just a great friend to have and I can’t wait to see more of her. Also for a murder mystery, there were a lot of heavy emotions in this. It was heartbreaking learning about both of their family situations and watching them open up to each other about them. 

Overall, this was a wonderful start to a series. I loved Tristan and Danny so much and look forward to seeing their relationship progress. 

Trigger Warnings: two Harry Potter references; on page funeral and grief; brief discussion of the sudden death of parent; brief discussion of a hate crime; homophobic parents; father with dementia (on page); misgendering

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