Constance Barker brews up a swift, sweet suspense with this cozy mystery. Lily is a strong heroine surrounded by a strong supportive network of friends, family and acquaintances. Her common sense makes her easy to like and watching her interact with her two elderly aunts is entertaining and informative. I liked being a witness to her internal dialogue over her romantic encounters and hearing her doubts and her hopes. I love how lively all the characters were how they jumped off the pages and dragged me into the story with them. The setting was perfect and although this is the second adventure Lily has gotten up to I never felt as if I missed out on anything by not reading the previous story. I will however be checking it out in the hopes it is as enjoyable as this one. I'm looking forward to seeing just what else might happen with this engaging ensemble. I read this mystery during my lunch break and enjoyed being able to read a complete mystery in such a short time. If you are looking for a fast and fun mystery this one is a great choice.
When Lily lands a date with her old friend and current romantic interest she can't believe the night ends with a death and no goodnight kiss. Lily and her aunts had been looking forward to enjoying the evening and are beyond disappointed when a dead body puts a sudden halt to the festivities. Now Lily can't help but try to figure out just who the killer is.
Three dates, a golf cart with a shark fin on top, and a con man
Lily and her aunts find themselves with dates to the same function. Little do they know the event will end with some unfortunate soul staring into the great beyond. And as they say, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Stands Alone: yes