Synopses & Reviews
In Eckel’s lightweight second Rosalie Hart mystery (after 2015’s Murder at Barclay Meadow) Rosalie has finally opened the organic food cafe she has always dreamed of owning in Cardigan Md. With a minimal but enthusiastic staff support from her friends and a lot of creative planning on her part the future looks bright on opening day—until the arrival of close friend Doris Bird the owner of a nearby shoe store. The other night the husband of Doris’s younger sister Lori was murdered and the sheriff thinks Lori did it. Doris wants a reluctant Rosalie to find the real culprit. Meanwhile Rosalie is distracted by the tension caused by her daughter Annie’s new relationship with a young man who has a questionable history and dangerous relatives plus a search for the loot missing from a local robbery. Armchair travelers will enjoy the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay setting but others may find it to be a lot of fluff without enough meat. Agent: Ken Atchity Story Merchant. (July) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Rosalie Hart has finally opened the cafe of her dreams. Decked out with ochre-tinted walls and stuffed with delicious organic fare, the Day Lily Cafe is everything Rosalie could have hoped for. But not five minutes into the grand opening, Doris Bird, a dear and trusted friend, cashes in on a favor--to help clear her little sister Lori of a first degree murder charge.
With the help of her best friend and head waiter Glenn, Rosalie is on the case. But it's not going to be easy. Unlikable and provocative, murder victim Carl James Fiddler seems to have insulted nearly everyone in town, and the suspect list grows daily. And when Rosalie's daughter Annie gets caught in the crossfire, the search for the killer becomes personal in this charming cozy perfect for fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke.