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Murder Under the Covered Bridge
(A Bucket List Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (July 8, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0738748054
E-Book ASIN: B01A5OGTUK

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Murder Under the Covered Bridge

26796677Working on a television taping to promote the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, the ladies decide to use their access to the Roseville Bridge to cross an item off Charlotte’s bucket list: #39) Be a Sexy Calendar Girl. But the photo shoot is interrupted by gunshots and Francine’s cousin William stumbling down the riverbank followed by a man with a gun. William sustains life-threatening injuries, but is it homicide?

Francine and Charlotte go into detective mode to uncover the secret William knew about the shooter. Their success, however, depends on surviving two arson events, a séance, a shortage of Mary Ruth’s wildly popular corn fritter donuts, memory-challenged nursing home residents, and a killer who refuses to go up in flames.

 

Others

WAHOO! Those bucket-list conquering grannies are back with new adventures, new intrigue(s) and new ways to cause embarrassment to their membership!
~Back Porchervations

…a fun and entertaining light mystery…
~Christa Reads and Writes

These women, known collectively as the “Skinny Dipping Grandmas” are humorous, slightly naughty, and the most energetic bunch of seventy year olds I’ve ever heard of in my life.
~Bubble Bath Books

I just love watching the friendships between these women and how they support each other in their goals and the new ventures their goals have gotten them.
~Carstairs Considers….

 

My Review

 

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Omigosh! This is one bunch of intrepid, high spirited ladies! Continuing their quest to complete their bucket lists, this group of women have taken over a local covered bridge for a photo shoot. Gunfire leads them to find the unconscious body of a local nursing home owner and they are off to solve the crime. In the midst of food truck mayhem, arson, a local legendary treasure and a handsome detective, the ladies find themselves with plenty clues to follow up on.

The relationship between these women is the lynch pin pf the story. Typical of a large group of diverse women they are fiercely loyal, all the while allowing just a bit of cattiness to bleed through in their interactions. It is a well paced story with fantastic characters on all sides. The dialogue is is witty and each of these women could be the readers long lost favorite aunt. With lots of action this book was so not boring and the mystery was fun to follow.

This is book two in the series and I have not read book 1. The story worked for me quite well without the prior knowledge, however this is a big group with an occasional husband and relative thrown in for color. Reading the first book may have been helpful in keeping track of everyone in the beginning. Once the story got rolling it wasn’t an issue.

I am looking forward to more book from this author.

5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

 

Auhtor

Tony-LizElizabeth Perona is the father/daughter writing team of Tony Perona and Liz Dombrosky. Tony is the author of the Nick Bertetto mystery series, the standalone thriller The Final Mayan Prophecy (with Paul Skorich), and co-editor and contributor to the anthologies Racing Can Be Murder and Hoosier Hoops & Hijinks. Tony is a member of Mystery Writers of America and has served the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and as Treasurer. He is also a member of Sisters-in-Crime.

Liz Dombrosky graduated from Ball State University in the Honors College with a degree in teaching. She is currently a stay-at-home mom. Murder on the Bucket List was her first novel.

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