If the Coffin Fits

A Funeral Parlor Mystery, #2

"If the Coffin Fits" is the second book in the Funeral Parlor Mystery series! We meet up again with funeral director Desiree Turner who stumbles upon what she thinks might be murder, but she has to prove it, which is never easy.

I loved the first book in this series, so I was impatiently awaiting the next installment, which was well worth the wait. This book is just so so so so good! I found myself laughing and giggling out loud so many times. And once I started it, I couldn’t put it down.

One of the things that make this series and the second book so great is the characters. Everyone was just so intriguing and interesting. My favorite character is Desiree, the main character. She’s very down-to-earth and likeable. I relate to her on so many levels—from her family life to her emotions.

Just like in the first book, the mystery takes on a life of its own, blossoming into something that I never expected. Don’t even think about predicting the outcome or getting bored. Everything is just so exciting and suspenseful.

Overall, this second installment was very good. It was funny, suspenseful and unpredictable. The writing was very simplistic and engaging. The pacing was perfect. I really can’t wait for the next installment.


Book Blurb for If the Coffin Fits

Perfect for fans of Carolyn Haines and Donna Andrews, Lillian Bell makes the return with her second Funeral Parlor mystery featuring funeral director Desiree Turner.

When an unnatural cause of death finds one of her clients, Desiree must get to the bottom of the murder before she’s fitted for a coffin, herself.

Funeral director Desiree Turner deals with death by natural causes all the time. Death by unnatural causes? Not so much. Yet, she and her boyfriend Nate have heard some not-so-dear things about the recently departed. A suspicious remark by the late Frank Fiore’s daughters sparks some concern. And when Violet Daugherty faints behind the wheel of her car, Desiree suspects she’s got a front seat to murder.

Desiree can’t help but look into Violet’s untimely end, but soon after, rumors begin to spread that she’s accusing her clients of murder, which quickly spurs a mass cancellation and Desiree is on the verge of going out of business. What began as an effort to do due diligence for her client turns into a wild goose chase for Violet’s murderer. Desiree must find her proof before everything she works for is lost. But that’s easier said than done, because while everyone else in town is looking to take their business elsewhere, the killer sets sights directly upon Desiree.

Now it’s up to Desiree to find the murderer before she becomes the next body her funeral parlor serves in If the Coffin Fits, Lillian Bell’s second charming Funeral Parlor mystery.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2018 5.00