director Amy Webber has been through a lot. But it’s
spring now and the mayor has brought back the May Day celebration
to boost tourism. Amy’s helping with a research project
on local folklore.
Yet when a local college student disappears
and Amy’s significant other, Richard Muir, is suspect,
her happiness comes crashing down around her ears. Although
the student is found, there’s a corpse nearby and things
take a turn for the worse. The dead woman is Mona Raymond,
who is a folklorist and lecturer from Clarion University.
Having put her own life on the line
in the past to solve murders, Amy is going to use her research
skills and dive right in to get to the truth.
There are many webs of lies woven and
red herrings popping up often. I find this to be a most enjoyable
read, and I particularly enjoy how the history of the area
and its people contribute to the modern day mysteries in this
While I found that I had to keep turning
back pages to keep track of some of the new characters and
how they fit it, I was pleased to discover more about the
usual cast of characters in the series and how their relationships
were progressing, as well as how past relationships were affecting
Readers who enjoy a splash of the local
history of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as current events,
will find this an interesting read, and I can envision it
as a good selection for a local book club. I look forward
to the next book and highly recommend you read not only this
one, but the two before it.
Lane Books continues to do a wonderful job of keeping cozy
authors published. The genre seemed to be fading fast over
the past few years. If you enjoy their books, let them know
at CrookedLaneBooks.com. Tell them I sent you.
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