Club in Savannah, Georgia is excited when celebrity chef Sonia
Scott comes to town to do a live broadcast of her TV show.
Better yet, she agrees to drop by Ali and Taylor Blake's retro
candy shop, "Oldies but Goodies" for a brief book
signing and tasting event!
take a decidedly bad turn when Sonia suffers a horrific allergic
reaction at the event, and dies in the ladies room. Suspiciously,
both Sonia's Epi-pen and the backup her assistant, Olivia,
carries are missing. It looks like someone took down the domestic
diva intentionally! Despite what seems to be a murder, customers
are canceling orders and staying away in droves, as rumor
persists that the food may have poisoned the chef. This could
spell the end for Oldies but Goodies if Taylor and Ali and
the Dream Club can't help solve the crime.
two new members in the Dream Club, suspicion may fall even
closer to home than having Sonia die at the shop. New "Dreamer"
Etta Mae Beasley is adamant that Sonia stole recipes from
her family cookbook. Could she have stooped to murder over
it? Or what about Edward, the other new member, who is behaving
rather unusually too? Yet there are other suspects on the
horizon, and Ali and Taylor have to work fast to put the pieces
Club mystery series is unique and delightful. While there
are lots of para-cozy mysteries around these days, this series
stays more true to the amateur sleuth genre, while adding
just a touch of the paranormal via the use of dream interpretation.
It is obvious that author Mary Kennedy put in a great deal
of research into dream symbolism and was able to incorporate
the knowledge handily.
enjoyed Dream a Little Scream because it is cleverly
plotted and realistic enough to keep me turning the pages
as fast as I could. This is a great summer read and would
be an excellent selection for a book club. You'll find yourself
transported to Savannah and dreaming of goodies from the candy
of other titles in this series
Can Be Murder #1
Mary Kennedy also writes the Talk Radio Mysteries