Meet Isabel Puddles, readers do exactly that--meet
Isabel Puddles, a middle aged woman who, like most of us,
struggles to make ends meet. She resides in a small town in
Michigan that most of the time is a summer’s residential
hotspot. She grew up here and pretty much knows everyone.
She does odd jobs and through one of these odd jobs -- as
a funeral home make-up artist -- she uncovers a nail embedded
in the skull of a well-known farmer who was initially thought
to have died of a stroke. This discovery leads Isabel on a
wild ride that she was not expecting, and all because she
was determined to discover the truth of who was behind this
is a lot of detail about Isabel and the town of Gull Harbor,
Michigan, much more detail than what is normally in a cozy.
But given that this is the first of the series, it could be
important later on in future books. The extensive details
help show how important Isabel is to her community. The mystery
in Meet Isabel Puddles has several suspects and basically
reveals who was behind the murder early on but not the how,
which this reader finds more interesting. The how had lots
of twists and turns--some unbelievable--but fun regardless.
Meet Isabel Puddles is an enjoyable mystery, and
this reader is looking forward to seeing what future books
in this series have in store. Any mystery reader should get
enjoyment out of Isabel and the actions that lead her to an
almost deadly path.