Johnson was hosting this month's Readaholics book club. They
were going to discuss The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell
Hammett. This group consisted of: Brooke Widefield - her best
friend, Lola Paget - owner of a local plant nursery, Ivy Donner
- assistant to the city's CFO, Maud Bell - hunting and hiking
guide and Kerry Sanderson - realtor and Mayor of Heaven, Colorado.
The ladies were very vocal about the book and time flew. As
Ivy was leaving, she reminding Amy-Faye of the meeting they
were having in the morning.
arrives at Ivy's house and no one answers the door. She checks
around back to see if maybe Ivy was outside. Before leaving
she peers in the kitchen door. When she spots Ivy on the ground,
she picks up the outdoor grill and smashes the window. After
the ambulance takes Ivy to St. Mary's Hospital, Amy-Faye talks
to the police. By the time Amy-Faye got to the hospital, Ivy
was gone. Ivy's death was ruled a suicide and Amy-Faye doesn't
believe her friend was depressed. She thinks someone murdered
her. While Amy-Faye runs Eventful!, (her event planning business)
she and the remaining Readaholics will attempt to get justice
for Ivy. They had better be careful or they could have the
book thrown at them.
to ponder: Will Amy-Faye manage to avoid Doug while planning
his wedding to Madison? Was someone trying to kill Ivy or
just make her ill? Is the arguing in Clay Shumer's office
about Ivy? Did someone at work "doctor" Ivy's tea?
DiSilverio has given us a real treat with her brand new Book
Club Mystery series. The protagonist, Amy-Faye, is reeling
after finding out the love of her life is getting married.
Yet, she still manages to plan his wedding, and investigate
the death of her dear friend. This is a well-plotted page-turning
read. It is filled with humor and cozy mystery lovers will
enjoy solving this death. I can't wait to read the next book
in this delightful series: The Readaholics and the Poirot
Puzzle. Look for it in December 2015. So, if you like
your mystery with a tome or two, then you should be reading
The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco.
Reviews of other mysteries in this series
Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco #1
Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle #2
Note: Laura DiSilverio also writes the Mall Cop Mystery