Grayson runs a secondhand shop in North Harbor, Maine. She’d
hoped for a quiet life, but as has been the case for a while
now, things are anything but quiet!
employee Rose goes to deliver some candlesticks to a customer
when she witnesses what appears to be a body inside the house!
Before Rose can do anything, she’s knocked out and after
she’s found down the street and taken to the hospital,
there is no sign of a body or a murder, and the local police
believe that perhaps the elderly Rose had a stroke.
As Sarah and Rose’s
cohorts, who form Charlotte’s Angels (a band of elderly
snoops), dig through the clues to find out what is really
going on, they start to worry that the killer will strike
again – especially after the presumed dead man does
actually turn up dead!
Sarah once again
has her beloved and intelligent cat Elvis along for the ride,
and he’s as clever as ever in helping uncover the threads
of the story. The senior sleuths are pretty darn clever, too,
and the mystery is as well-written as any cozy lover could
this series from the beginning and its charm and appeal continue
to deepen. If you only have time to read one mystery this
January, this is a great one to settle down with on a long
Ryan’s knack for story-telling and delivering the reader’s
imagination to Maine to visit with Sarah and Elvia and friends
will grow on you as much as it has on me. I can practically
Reviews of other titles in this series
Whole Cat and Caboodle #1
a Whisker #2
Whisker of Trouble #3