A Scumble River Mystery
Date published: March 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher
Skye Denison is the school psychologist. She’s also engaged to Wally the police chief and her ex-boyfriend is doing everything he can to win her back. She has some old books that need to be sold and when some new folks move to town and open a bookstore called Tales and Treats she brings them in to be evaluated and hopefully sold. Some of the residents who are very prudent, want to get the shop shut down and it looks like there are a lot of angry people. When Skye brings the books to the store, she finds a woman crushed under a bookshelf. The police are looking for motives while Skye thinks the murderer may have been after someone else. Things are not moving along, so Skye digs deeper and finds the secret…only thing is…it might just get her killed too!
This was a fun read and I enjoyed every page. The characters come to life and you really get the feeling of the small town with its busybodies, gossips and how some folks don’t like changes or strangers. I cheered for Skye who was all gung-ho for the bookshop. The murder mystery was also well crafted. It certainly had me guessing until the very end. This author has put together an interesting story with believable characters and a page turning plot. I also enjoyed the dash of humor to be found within the pages. I found out that there are other Scumble River Mysteries and I wouldn’t mind reading them at all. I am sure that fans of cozy mysteries will really enjoy this one.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.