CRIME AND PUNCTUATION
This is the first in the Deadly Edits mystery series — a new series about a freelance editor with a keen eye for words and details. If you consider yourself a word nerd or grammar guru, this is a book you need to check out! Mikki takes the reader along with her in unraveling the clues. Darlene is a good friend, and the author realistically portrays her struggles with arthritis and chronic pain.
Retired English teacher Mikki Lincoln decides to purchase her childhood home in the Catskills in hopes of starting over after the death of her husband. Tiffany Scott approaches her about editing her first novel: a murder mystery about the town’s history. Mikki is shocked to learn that Tiffany is found dead, in a manner similar to that described in her book. Using inconsistencies in the manuscript, and the link to the townspeople, Mikki is convinced that the death wasn’t an accident. However, will she be able to convince the police? Why is someone determined to get their hands on the manuscript? Where is the line between fact and fiction? (KENSINGTON, Jun., 304 pp., $26.00)