Saturday, August 24, 2013

Death Dangles a Participle

by E. E. Kennedy
Sheaf House Publishers

Dustin and J.T. Rousseau are as dumb and reckless as any boys their age can be. Wanting to impress their schoolmates and friends, their shenanigans are constantly getting them attention of the wrong kind - teachers, parents, and even the law on occasion. But their latest escapade promises to be the worst idea they've ever had in their short lives. A man is dead, and the evidence is pointing straight at the Rousseau brothers. While the story is being sorted out by the police department the boys are placed under house arrest while the murder is investigated.

Naturally, Amelia Prentice has to figure out what is going on. In her mind, there is no way her students are murderers. But the evidence is mounting, and her very own nephew, Vern, is starting to look guilty. As if all that wasn't enough, her best friend, Lily, isn't speaking to her. Amelia herself isn't feeling all that great, and has neither the time or energy to figure out what's wrong with her friend. Will she be able to solve the murder in time? Or is her "happily ever after" with her new husband Gil just an unreachable dream after all?

Kennedy takes us back to Adirondack, New York, back into the life of Amelia Prentice (now Dickenson) and takes us on another cozy mystery. As I've said before, this genre is not my thing. But Kennedy has won me over for keeps, and her writing is the only reason why. Even though I know Amelia is a fictitious character, I found myself wishing she was real because she would be such an amazing friend! She's got her quirks, to be sure, but that's what makes her so realistic and down to earth. I loved everything about this mystery, and I was pleasantly surprised with the ending. Even if you already like cozy mysteries, you will fall in love with this one.

This book was provided by Sheaf House for free in exchange for an honest review.

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