Friday, April 04, 2008
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peggy Darty is the award-winning author of twenty-seven books, including two other cozy mysteries set in Summer Breeze, Florida: When the Sandpiper Calls and When Bobbie Sang the Blues. She has worked in film, researched for CBS, and led writing workshops around the country. Darty and her husband call Alabama home but spend a great deal of time in Colorado, Montana, and on Florida’s Emerald Coast.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
It’s an ordinary afternoon in Summer Breeze, Florida, when a young, wide-eyed girl steps into I Saw It First, the trash-to-treasure shop Christy Castleman and her Aunt Bobbie have opened. Clutching a jewelry box, Zeffie Adams tells Christy she needs money to pay her grandmother’s medical bills, prompting Christy to offer this curious visitor more than the jewelry box is worth–or so she thinks.
But complicated questions form when Christy rips out the box’s lining and uncovers a clue to a cold case murder mystery from eight years ago. Despite warnings from her family and handsome boyfriend Dan Brockman, Christy decides to do a little detective work of her own. After all, the infamous murder happened close to her grandmother’s farm. How risky could it be to take the jewelry box back to the Strickland plantation and ask around about it?
Soon Christy finds there is more to the small box than someone wants her to know. A jewelry theft. A mansion murder. Dangerous family secrets buried in history. Can Christy convince others to let go of the past before it’s too late?
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400073332
I loved this book! Christy Castleman is a great heroine that you will just be enchanted by, but she's not perfect (I just don't like perfect heroines!). I have not read the other two books in this series "When The Sandpiper Calls" and "When Bobbie Sang The Blues", but it did not detract from this book at all - and I read a book this week that is part 3 in a series and I didn't know it and it seriously detracted the entire way through the book - so it was refreshing to be able to come in on this 3rd book and just enjoy it! Peggy has a great writing style and you will love the community she has set up in Summer Breeze, Florida - so stop by and enjoy!