Cozy readers will truly delight in the fact that this is the third in the series of these super-fun books, and with each release the plots just keep getting better and better.
Our heroine is Beth Kennedy. A divorced mother of two, Beth is also a children’s bookstore owner, the PTA Secretary, and a woman who is engrossed in many other thankless jobs. In her small town in Wisconsin, Beth works extremely hard as a Mom and her friends see her as a kind – yet, slightly odd – woman.
You see, Beth has also been known to do a little crime-fighting from time to time. Or, as the police chief sees it, Beth is more than a bit nosy even though she’s extremely helpful. Beth and the PTA members are planning a Senior Story Project which will aid the elderly residents of Sunny Rest Assisted Living Facility. The students of Tarver Elementary School are going to create and publish a book that the PTA can sell at their next fundraiser to help.
Sadly, one of Beth’s most faithful bookstore customers, Amy Jacobson, has passed away from bee stings. She knew that Amy was extremely allergic, but she was always very careful not to get into a situation where she could be stung. In addition, it’s very early in the year in Wisconsin and no one can understand where the bees came from that ended Amy’s life. Beth goes on the hunt for anyone who may have a grudge against Amy and who could have unleashed killer bees that sent her to an early grave.
These two very different story lines merge into one and offer a great deal of intrigue. Combining Beth’s circle of friends at the store and at the PTA, readers soon see the enemies mixed in with the smiling faces. Beth also has a new gentleman friend who is quite persistent, but Beth really isn’t ready to commit to anyone quite yet. Especially not until she solves the ‘bee-sting’ murder.
Strong characters and monumental surprises, this cozy is a definite keeper!
Until Next Time, Everybody,