Starting off with yet another cozy mystery read that I really liked! The main character Eve Appel is great. Eve is the owner of the Sabal Bay consignment shop. As with any mystery the setting is key. This consignment shop will give readers a lot of stories. I can see people buying, people looking to sell and then the consignment customers. Im sure they are going to add to what I hope will be a long series. When Uncle Winston and his “lady friend” come to partake in the airboat rides through the swamps, Eve is a little reluctant. When her uncle gets shot, well this is the beginning.
The focus of the air boat ride is a new and interesting event for me. I knew nothing about it and found it fascinating. The author does a really good job setting up Uncle Winston as a mobster. He apparently was well connected, leading to rumors and speculation. There is a lot to like about this background.
If you are a mystery lover like me, this is for you. Starting with Eve and her Uncle and then the kidnappings, mob relations and Darlene OH its a great book!
Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida–cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport. Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her writing muse. When not writing, she gardens, cooks and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats, and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work.
She is author of several mystery series, all featuring country gals with attitude: the microbrewing mystery series set in the Butternut Valley of upstate New York–A Deadly Draught and Poisoned Pairings; the Big Lake Murder Mystery series–Dumpster Dying and Grilled, Chilled and Killed; and the Eve Appel Mysteries Series,A Secondhand Murder and Dead in the Water. Untreedreads publishes her short stories as well as a novel length mystery, Angel Sleuth. Her most recent mystery is Murder is Academic.