HOWLING BLOODY MURDER
SUE OWENS WRIGHT
Worldwide Library, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Rating: 4 Cups
Elsinore “Beanie” MacBean is known for her delicious veggie chili, her job as a journalist, her sleuthing ability, and her basset hound, Cruiser. A vicious attack hits Lake Tahoe and has everyone trying to figure out who, or what, killed the victim.
Skip Cassidy is a good cop but thanks to one silly mistake, he is known as hop-along Cassidy. Whenever there is a mystery to be solved, he knows he can depend on Elsie.
Elsie’s daughter, Nona, is coming home for Thanksgiving, and she is bringing her new boyfriend. But he is not quite what this journalist is expecting. On top of that, the murders continue to escalate and the clues falling into place are stumping Skip and Elsie. Can they solve the crime before someone close to Elsie loses their life?
Howling Bloody Murder is an immense story, one that has the presence of being a great mystery in an almost otherworldly way. I love how Ms. Wright incorporates Elsie’s everyday routine with her dog, her life, her daughter, and her friendship with Skip in this tale. The missing shoes and powder mystified me and my mind kept thinking of Scooby-Doo shows and how the culprits were in disguise. You will enjoy this tale whether you are a fan of Ms. Wright, Cruiser, Elsie, or just a cozy mystery.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More