Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold-blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Daheim.
With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A house sitting stint at her aunt and uncle’s retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks—until they learn it wasn't a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing—if only to prove they didn't commit the crime.
But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn't have an enemy in the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly—at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
Sometimes I like to read a good mystery book and do not like a bunch of blood and guts. This one fit the bill pretty well. This series of books is the first one I have ever read and know I would like to read some more.
I really like how the two main characters are just trying to make the best of an unexpected trip but end up finding a dead body on the first day they are there. What a bummer! However, as they go along trying to find the real killer, they meet some interesting, eccentric people on an unusually named island.
The only fault I found in the book is that it does drag a bit which made it seem repetitive a bit. It wasn't so much that it made me not want to read the book though.
I sincerely loved all the quirky characters including the main ones and was surprised at the end who the real killer was but of course, I will not reveal who that is. Read it yourself, you will like it. I know I did and that is why, this book is getting 4 stars from me.
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