Another Review at MyShelf.Com

Publisher: Kensington Books
Release Date: November 2002
ISBN: 0758202245
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
Buy it at Amazon
Read an Excerpt
Genre: Mystery / Cozy
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Nancy Mehl
Reviewer Notes: Reviewer Nancy Mehl is the author of Graven Images" and Sinner's Song.

Icing Ivy
A Jane Stuart and Winky Mystery
By Evan Marshall 

     In this fourth offering in the Jane Stuart and Winky Mystery series, literary agent Jane Stuart finds herself at a retreat for writers. Surrounded by an odd assortment of characters, including successful authors, along with others who are looking for their first big break, Jane is surprised by a visit from her old friend, Ivy Benson.

     Ivy and Jane parted ways after the death of Ivy's daughter, Marlene. Ivy wants to make things right with her former friend, but the reunion is cut short when Ivy is found dead in her room, stabbed with an ice pick. At first, Jane suspects Ivy's shady new boyfriend, Johnny, but he's nowhere to be found. A blizzard leaves the entire group snowbound and Jane begins to suspect that Johnny may not have murdered Ivy after all. Was Ivy tied to someone else who is caged inside the remote lodge, unable to escape? Why would someone want Ivy dead? Jane digs for the answers to her questions, but she must find the truth before the real murderer "ices" Jane, too.

     Evan Marshall has crafted a delicious mystery with an engaging sleuth. Icing Ivy was a fun ride with a surprise ending. I look forward to more of Jane Stuart and Winky.

© MyShelf.Com. All Rights Reserved