Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Midnight Ink
(first published November 1st 2011)
A fun read with two new house buyers, Stella and Nick Buckley, who just want to move into their new home. Unfortunately, a dead body was found in their well and the police tell them they can't move in until the case is solved. Sheesh! Now what?
It's leaf-peeping season and tourists are over running the bucolic little Vermont town. Nary a motel room is to be found, so when the offer of a hunting camp is made, they grab it. At least they'll have shelter; that's about it though, as there is no running water, no bathroom and no electricity. How does one inflate the blow-up bed without electricity?
Hah! That was a good scene. I could just picture Stella and Nick holding onto the newly inflated bed that's perched on top of their Smart car.
Oh, yeah, they drive a Smart car - in Vermont! Where big pickup trucks and four wheel drive is the order of the day. Silly flatlanders!
Since they can't move into their new home, they try their best to find out who the real killer is and putting themselves into some dangerous spots along the way. For these former Manhattanites, getting accustomed to terse New Englanders and life in a small town where everyone knows your business, can be challenging.
Humorous dialogue and some great characterizations made this a charming read.
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Disclosure: I bought it (kindle deal of the day $1.99 02/04/12)