Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Review: Flower Power Fatality by: Sally Carpenter

Title: Flower Power Fatality
Author: Sally Carpenter
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
Series: A Psychedelic Spy Mystery
Pages: 236
Format: e-book
Source: GEBT


The Cold War gets cozy in this retro-cozy spy caper set in 1967, a year of music, miniskirts-and murder! Actress Noelle McNabb works at the Country Christmas Family Fun Park in Yuletide, Indiana, but she longs for the bright lights of Hollywood. Real-life drama comes her way when a stranger with a fatal gunshot wound stumbles across her doorstep. When she attempts to finds the man's murderer, Noelle encounters a super-secret spy agency, SIAMESE (Special Intelligence Apparatus for Midwest Enemy Surveillance and Espionage). SIAMESE recruits Noelle on a quest to find missing microdots under the guidance of a street-wise agent, Destiny King. As Noelle goes undercover in a cheesy nightclub and faces the enemy in late-night chases, she uncovers family secrets and finds her moral values put to the test. Along with her pet cat, Ceebee, and the kooky residents of Yuletide, Noelle discovers it takes a village to catch a killer.

My Thoughts:

Noelle has big dreams of making it as an actress right now it is only working at a Fun Park as a wicked Witch.  That night at home she has a mysterious stranger show up and collapses in her house from a gun shot wound.  Next thing Noelle knows she is being contacted by Dash who works for the mysterious company Siamese and needs her help with some undercover work.  This talent utilizes all the actress skills Noelle has in her pocket.  Who killed the mysterious man and why?  Will Noelle figure it out or will she be snuffed out?

I loved this book with it's trip down the lane of the 60's with hippies, war veterans and people who avoid the draft.  Noelle is a quirky character trying to help where she can even if she has no idea what she is doing and the only thing she goes by is what she has seen on Mission Impossible.  I also love her younger brother and his Star Trek obsession it was hilarious at parts.

Definitely a great mystery that went by faster than the Enterprise can fly I couldn't put it down at all!  Can't wait to see what is next for Noelle and where she will wind up!
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