MURDER AT THE AZALEA FESTIVAL
ELLEN ELIZABETH HUNTER
Worldwide Library Worldwide Mystery
Rating: 3 Cups
Ashley Wilkes, a historical preservationist, is hired to work on a famous actress’s period mansion. Meeting Tiffany Talliere, she finds herself charmed by the woman’s grace and poise.
Homicide detective, Nick Yost, had transferred from the Wilmington Police Department to the Atlanta Police Department’s cold case task force. When he left, he promised Ashley they would keep in contact and continue their relationship, though it would be long distance.
Now Nick is back in town, and he has some questions to answer as to why he stopped contacting Ashley. Knowing her handsome boyfriend is in town makes her already hectic life even crazier. When one of the cast members from a local soap opera is murdered, Tiffany is accused of being the culprit. Using her wits and charm, Ashley rushes in to save the beautiful actress, never expecting to be targeted by the real murderer in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Murder at the Azalea Festival is a story that has some good qualities in it but not enough to keep me wanting to read more. Ms. Hunter has some zany characters and vivid scenes, but the overall storyline was just okay. The book seemed to drag on, and I found myself wanting to get to the end just to finish it. The writing itself was good, just not my cup of coffee, so this is not a novel I would write home about, although I did enjoy the plot and the main characters were good.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More