Pomeroy has been let go at her job. So now the unemployed
event planner is helping her sister Felicity have the perfect
proposal. Warren Evans, Felicity's boyfriend has asked Pepper
to make it the romantic proposal that Felicity has always
dreamed about. That is why Pepper is at Executive Airport
looking for Hanger 4. Warren has hired a small private plane
that will whisk him and Felicity away after the perfect proposal
has been accepted. Pepper will decorate the inside of the
plane with photos, candles, music and objects that are meaningful
to the couple. She also has champagne on ice and some delicious
nibbles for the happy couple. The happy event will be filmed
by a videographer from the moment Felicity arrives.
Frazier, the pilot, shows Pepper the safe areas of the hanger.
After everything is set up, Pepper goes looking for the flight
attendant to give her some last minute instructions. She checks
the ladies room and sees men's shoes underneath. Opening the
stall door, Pepper sees a man that is dead drunk. She decides
to put off telling anyone until after the proposal. She does
not want to ruin Felicity's special day. The proposal is beautiful
and Felicity says yes. Pepper heads off the plane and calls
the police to report the drunken man. She also phones airport
security. Pepper fears that the drunk may have left during
the time she was on the plane. So she heads back to the ladies
room. Only this time - he doesn't look dead drunk - just dead.
Pepper had better be careful or the next bottle of champagne
might be missing the cork.
to ponder: Where did flight attendant Laura Snow go before
the flight took off? Where did Warren Evans get the money
to pay Pepper and rent a private plane? Just who is the dead
book was so refreshing. I believe this is the first cozy mystery
where the protagonist did not realize she had discovered a
dead body. When a body is discovered, everything stops. There
would be no proposal. No idea of a new job - just a dead body.
Since, I have never seen a dead body I might do the exact
same thing as Pepper. Why ruin the moment because a guy got
drunk? This book is well-plotted and soon became a page-turner
for me. I just had to know whodunit. I am looking forward
to reading more in this delightful new series. So if you like
your mystery with a sparkling feel, then you should be reading
Engaged in Murder.