A SECOND HELPING OF MURDER
This second Comfort Food Mystery has all the right ingredients: humor, good food, a charming heroine and a compelling mystery. Trixie is instantly likable with her sharp wit, warm heart and hardworking attitude. The friendly banter between Trixie and Ty provides entertainment as the two work together to solve crimes. Well-developed secondary characters enhance the storyline and add local flavor. Overall, an impressive mystery with recipes that will surely satisfy cozy lovers.
Trixie Matkowski is looking forward to running the Silver Bullet Diner, renting out her summer cottages in Sandy Harbor, N.Y., and hosting summer dances again. But the season starts ominously when a body is found. The victim, a popular teenager who went missing after a summer bonfire, died 25 years ago. Trixie’s new cottage resident is also acting strangely, and when Trixie finds him with a bullet in his chest, she believes his death is connected to the young woman’s. Can Trixie and Deputy Ty Brisco find a cold-blooded killer among the residents of Sandy Harbor? (OBSIDIAN, Apr., 304 pp., $7.99)