your stomach is growling or you need an amateur sleuth to
prove your innocence, Crackleberry Club Café is still
the place to go. Owners, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni continue
to delight locals with their distinctive dishes as Suzanne
plays detective – minus the fee.
In this mystery,
Suzanne is enjoying a girl’s day out and a new hair
color when a fire breaks out at the County Services office.
Once the fire is out, a body is found. Suzanne’s friend
Hannah is the victim. When the local Fire Marshall calls it
arson and murder, the town is shocked. Even worse, Sherriff
Doogie shows up at another friend’s wedding carrying
a warrant and hunting a groom. Kindred are falling apart at
the seams. Toni and Kat (the almost-bride) asks Suzanne to
help clear Ricky (the almost-groom) of murder. Toni believes
Suzanne is a First Class Amateur sleuth. Kit wants Suzanne
to help because Suzanne is closest to Sherriff Doogie and
wants her to persuade Doogie to drop the charges. Suzanne
just can’t say no…
is loaded with clues and suspects. Childs’ generously
wraps this whodunit in Kindred’s local activities. Mix
in a parade and a county fair with a little investigating
and you have suspicious behavior and close calls for all.
Once again, I came away fully entertained – and hungry.
Reviews of other titles in this series
in Purgatory #1
& Eggs #2
in Casket #5