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MURDER UNFOLDS
SHARON SHORT
ISBN# (10)0-06-079327-9/(13)978-0-06-079327-2
March 2007
Avon Mystery
10 East 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
256 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 4 Cups

Josie Toadfern is a small business owner and increasingly popular columnist. Her love life is confusing and she hates to give speeches, especially on the topic of her least favorite teacher.

Mrs. Oglevee was an open book, or so they all thought. The grouchy history teacher has more than just a few skeletons in her closet, not the least of which was her murder.

As the big 3-0 approaches, Josie is incredibly busy with her column, her business, her love life and her cousin Guy. Her friends are encouraging her to celebrate, but she just cannot get in the spirit. To make matters worse she has to give a speech on her least favorite teacher who died some years ago. That same teacher has been visiting her in her dreams to help her solve various cases, but it seems that she cannot solve her own murder.

This is a very well written mystery. The characters are quirky to the point of being bizarre, the heroine is extremely likeable and the mystery is one the reader can really get her teeth into. I really like the idea of the Walleye Drop, even though I prefer our crystal ball dropping in Times Square for New Year’s Eve. Mrs. Oglevee has quite a few secrets hidden from the residents of Paradise. Josie and her friends have really gotten themselves into a mess with this mystery story and it will test your brain, as well as your funny bone, to find out what really happened to Mr. Oglevee and whether she hangs around afterward to help Josie.

Maura
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