Dorothy Martin Nesbitt is happily settled in England with second hubby Alan when she gets a letter from a lawyer back home in Indiana. Her old friend Kevin Cassidy has died and left her a small inheritance. In order to collect it, she must return home, so Dorothy takes this chance to show Alan her native country.

Dorothy and Alan go to the lawyers office and theyre presented with a check and a sealed envelope from Kevin, which gives them a shock. Kevin, who was well into his nineties when he died, claims that if theyre reading the letter then he did not die naturally and he wants Dorothy to investigate his death. Amateur sleuth Dorothy and retired policeman Alan find this irresistible and their American vacation turns into a busmans holiday.

A charming sleuth, a neatly plotted puzzle, a wide variety of characters, and a touch of old-fashioned romance make KILLING CASSIDY the quintessential cozy. Dorothy is delightful! (Nov., $5.99, Hardcover published December 2000)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg