I guess reviewers pick books for many reasons- the cover is pretty, they have read something else by the author, or maybe the blurb sounds interesting. None of those were the reason I chose this book, or so I thought. I saw a pumpkin, and thought, oh it's fall. It was to be my pumpkin latte fix. Ha. I began reading the first chapter. The town, Otter Lake, didn't do it for me. The first POV didn't reveal the character's name. It was when I saw the name Freddie that it all came together. I love this town. I read Skinny Dipping With Murder a while back and loved it. Yes! I get to delve into the world, and mind of Erica Bloom, once more. Of course a murder is involved; the book is titled Pumpkin Picking With Murder, but so are humor filled antics. Erica is one of my favorite characters ever and one that all can relate to. A crazy family- check. A crazy friend- check. A crazy life- check. We all have those things. The addition of Freddie was great as well. There are always deep secrets in a small town and Erica always seems to dredge them up. This one is a quick weekend read and fall is the perfect time to set aside for it. There may even be a little romance involved. It's funny how things work out. The cover is cute, I had read the author before, and the blurb was interesting. I would have been crazy if I would have missed out on reading this one. Make a note- look for books written by Auralee Wallace in the future. Check. Please Ma'am may I have another.
When murder strikes in the Tunnel of Love, Erica Bloom has to rock the boat to catch a killer…
For a small town like Otter Lake, New Hampshire, the annual Fall Festival is a big deal: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, caramel apples, and pumpkin pies?even a Tunnel of Love. Back in her hometown, Erica Bloom is trying to enjoy herself, which includes getting better acquainted with Sheriff Grady Forrester. But when a swan boat sails out of the heart-shaped exit of the tunnel with a dead man slumped over a wing, her own romance will have to take a backseat.
PUMPKIN PICKING WITH MURDER
Speaking of love affairs, the other passenger in the boat?and only witness to the elderly Mr. Masterson’s swan song?is not his wife. It’s Erica’s beloved and feisty “aunt,” Tweety, who quickly becomes the prime suspect. Vowing to clear Tweety, Erica teams up with her sassy BFF and self-appointed security expert Freddie Ng to solve the murder?despite the objections of Grady, who’s convinced the amateurs are going overboard in their investigation. And he just may be right. But as Erica and Freddie start to dredge up long-kept small-town secrets, will they heading straight into troubled waters?
Pumpkin Picking with Murder is the second book in Auralee Wallace's Otter Lake Mystery series!