Saturday, February 2, 2013

Murder in the Milk Case by: Candice Speare

Title: Murder in the Milk Case
Author: Candice Speare
Publisher: Heartsong Presents
Pages: 256
Series: A Trish Cunningham Mystery
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchase

Description:

When mommy and wife, Trish Cunningham, finds the body of pharmacist Jim Bob Jenkins behind the two-percent milk, she knows she' having a bad day. Worse, she's a suspect. Sleuthing to exonerate herself from murder charges, she shakes up a murderer who has nothing to lose by killing any one in the way - including Trish.

My Thoughts:  

When Trish Cunningham wife of Maxwell Cunningham discovers dead Jim Bob Jenkins in the milk case she is determined to find out what happened and to keep a secret about her brother and his street sign in his room.  What she doesn't know is there is no shortage of suspects in this book.

Jim Bob Jenkins is blackmailing numerous people.   He seems to have dirt on everyone in town and is even blackmailing families all over the same secret.  Trish is also having some stomach issues which do resolve as to what they are towards the end of the book.  

This book was definitely different with a cozy aspect.  Trish is as far from an amateur sleuth as they come.  She works at her husband public storage, which Jim Bob's wife is trying desperately to get into.  She tries to charm many into taking her where she wants to get but finds herself out of luck on more than one occasion.  Trish is also dealing with one angry teen, Karen Max's daughter with his late wife.  Karen is mad and taking everything out on Trish until Trish learns what she is really angry at.

This book also had a religious aspect as Trish and Max are religious parents who go to church, teach Sunday School and are very involved with their kids, and family life.  It was a great cozy mystery I thoroughly enjoyed!

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