DEATH ON THE DIAGONAL
Amber Quill Press, LLC
Rating: 3 Cups
Robin Vaughan wonders where she will board her prized horses Plum and Spier, when her husband Jeet gets a call that his friend died.
Jeet is a newsman, and a food critic for the Austin Daily Press. Given a year leave of absence, he is working on a book about the food he grew up with when he hears of his friend’s death.
Robin never expected to move to a small town with her husband and horses. But after a friend of Jeet’s falls victim to a hit-and-run accident, Jeet is cornered by Della, Towns' wife asking for his help to run the weekly newspaper until she can find someone to help. Already knowing that Della and Towns invested every cent into the paper, and it faces a bad financial situation, Jeet agrees. Robin does not wish to leave the horses, so Jeet tells her to bring them along. There is no enthusiasm in her voice but she agrees to go with Jeet, hoping Della will find a new editor soon. But Jeet is more than an editor; he is also reporter, photographer, and production crew. And as Robin tries to care for her horses, and Jeet work as editor, Robin wonders if Towns’ accident was possibly murder.
Brisk dialogue and a smooth transition make this an enjoyable read. I found Robin and Jeet a nice couple. I like the part about the horses and how Robin cares deeply for them like family. The story carries some twists and turns that the reader is held captive until the whole truth comes out. Carolyn Banks creates characters that pull the audience into the storyline. With some surprises along the way, she weaves an entertaining story.
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