Image of Town in a Lobster Stew (Candy Holliday Mystery)


Image of Town in a Lobster Stew (Candy Holliday Mystery)

How intense can the competition get when a community’s annual cook-off is planned? Apparently, they’re murder in the small town of Cape Willington, Maine. Blueberry farmer and small-town reporter Candy Holliday gets dragged into the investigation in a charming small-town cozy, with enough odd characters to, well, to fill a book.

Wilma Mae Wendall asks Candy to search for her stolen award-winning Lobster Stew recipe before she has to tell Mr. Sedley, the creator of the recipe and her sometime beau, that it’s missing. Candy, who has caught up in murder investigations in the past, has no choice but to find out whom in her small coastal town would be so desperate to get their hands on the recipe that they would steal it. Too bad one of her prime suspects is a powerful community leader Candy has had a past run-in with. When Mr. Sedley turns up dead, she realizes she’s looking for a murderer who is, unfortunately, also looking for her. (Prime Crime, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)


Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper