Friday, November 25, 2016

Something Foul at Sweetwater by Sandra Bretting

Missy has always admired the Sweetwater mansion.  It's big but not huge, has beautiful columns and mahogany and wonderful touches of old architecture.  And it's not priced too high.  She tours it and then goes to find Ambrose, her business partner.  By the time she gets back with him, she finds the real estate agent dead in the cottage she was going to turn into her shop...

Kensington/Lyrical and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 20th.

She has her shop in Louisiana but she's never met the voodoo and the swamp folks before.  She will before this adventure is over...

She went to school with the cop on the case, so she tries to help solve the mystery.  It doesn't make any difference if the cop or her boyfriend/partner tell her to stop getting in so deep.  She wants to right the wrong and feels that she owes her sorority sister that much.  She should have listened to them...

Using a pirogue to get to the place the old woman who she met at Sweetwater lives was scary.  She had to walk through mud, worry about the creatures, and wonder about just what she got into when she got there.  The old woman saw something but Missy thinks she's talking about her partner.  That's enough to get her in a deadly position.

This is a cozy mystery so it's light and a bit romantic but it was a good mystery.  She makes the mistake of trying to make her suspects fit the case and ends up being embarrassed.  By the end, she hopes someone will embarrass her with a rescue... 

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