#Bookreview: Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Cafe #Mystery #Sci-Fiction


Goodreads Synopsis:

Meet Andorra Pett; with her trusty sidekick, she’s taken over a derelict cafe. On a mining station. It just happens to be orbiting Saturn! She’s hoping for a fresh start, away from all the drama of her old life. It’s a chance to relax and start again in a place where nobody knows anything about her or her past.
But the cafe holds a secret, and secrets have a habit of coming out; whether you want them to or not. And being accident prone doesn’t help. The more you try to pretend that you know what’s going on, the worse it gets.
Andorra’s plans for peace and quiet get lost amid the revelations and skulduggery and she soon realises that the fate of the whole station lies in her hapless hands.
In space, you can still trip over your feet; the question is, will you land upright?

My review:

This is about as different as it gets in terms of sci/fi murder mystery sleuthing. For a start it is set on Saturn in a café frequented by miners, with lots of gossip and dodgy goings on and a body hidden in a freezer. It is imaginative and I like imaginative! And is described as an  ‘Agatha Raisin in space’ type story.
Who killed the previous owner? It seems that Andorra might be the one to find out. There is a light-hearted feel to this novel and plenty of yummy moments right from the start that made me laugh such as the cafe’s sign: “ucky Strike Cafe” missing its L.

Also there are some interesting, (exclamation, exclamation,) revelations LOL… that I didn’t see coming at all and who would have guessed the culprit? Not me…

Andorra comes across as a likeable character who is looking for love and (tries a bit too hard to find it sometimes!) whilst getting over the hurts of her past. The supporting characters are believable and the story is well-written and engaging.

Even though it is Sc-fi it is a cozy Sci-fi, so don’t let that put you off if that might.

My recommendation: Read, of course! 5 stars

Do pop over to Richard’s website where you can find out more about his writing. He has quite an enviable repertoire of books, (yes I am jealous!)  Also he is a great supporter of independent authors with his Indie Showcases:

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What do you think? Would you like to give a little space sleuthing a try?

Bye for now, happy reading folks… It’s been a while since I’ve written a review and I really enjoyed it. 🙂 x


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