Sisters Isabel and Alma Trumbo spend their days reading magazines and doing crossword puzzles. Their most favorite thing to do is read mystery novels in the little town of Anchorage. Living in Anchorage all their lives they have gotten their own reputations and these two sisters’ couldn’t be more different than night and day...
One day in their quiet quaint life gets turned upside down when the sister’s niece Meagan’s fiancé Jake is murdered and Meagan is accused of it. Isabel and Alma know without a doubt that Meagan is innocent of all charges and is being framed. So they decided to put on their sleuth hats and team up with the younger Sammie Jo to figure out who really killed Jake and to clear Meagan’s good name. Will Isabel, Alma and Sammie Jo be able to find out Jake’s real killerer or will Meagan take the rap for a murder she did not commit?
As I was reading Quiet Anchorage I noticed how quickly I got involved and invested in each character of the book. Lynskey did a very good job in revealing each of the character’s personalities very quickly and without being long winded or losing your interest. The words that Lynskey used were very vivid but to the point, leaving you wanting more and to see what the sisters uncover in this mystery.
This is my very first time reading an eBook and I have to say that it was a very good experience. I would read eBooks again. As for reading another book from Ed Lynskey I would do it again. I loved his vivid concise writing that left me on the edge of my seat wanting more. If you are one that likes to solve mysteries I would recommend that you read Quiet Anchorage by Ed Lynskey.
Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, looks like paradise. When she's accused of murdering her fiance, however, the small town is anything but heavenly for Megan Connors. With her fingerprints on the murder weapon, it looks like an open-and-shut case, and Sheriff Fox, running for reelection and anxious to get credit for 'solving' a murder case, intends on ramming through charges and getting a conviction. Megan's only champions are her aging aunts. They don't believe she's guilty, but what can two senior citizens do against the powers of the state and the evidence against Megan?
Isabel and Alma Trumbo may be aging, even worried about memory loss, but they've read just about every mystery published in the past half-century. They're sure they've picked up the skills and knowledge they need to prove Megan's innocence. Starting with the town's gossips and loafers, then scaling up when the sexy ex-girlfriend of one of the Sheriff's deputies joins them, they search for alternate suspects, possible motives, and any evidence that might exonerate their niece.
Similar cozy mysteries are Anne George’s Southern Sisters and Rita Mae Brown’s Merry Minor Herristeen titles (also a series set in Virginia).