by Shelly Frome
. . . the suspense ramped up, some surprise twists were dropped on me and the mystery became something I had to solve.
I was utterly delighted to discover a Feckless Heroine in protagonist Miranda Davis . . . I did like her and I even empathized with her, thanks to author Shelly Frome’s talented treatment. He also kept the suspense turned up high, the tension on the front burner, and the puzzles constantly intriguing . . .
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
This mystery is full of twists and will keep you sucked in right up to the end. The location was quaint and the cast of characters a lot of fun.
~The Book’s the Thing
The characters move at warp speed and the information hits you like a runaway locomotive.
This book touches a little bit of everything; a mystery, some interesting characters, beautiful landscapes and of course a twisted ending.
You can never ask more when you are searching for a good read . . .
About the Book
Cozy Mystery/Amateur Sleuth
Milford House Press (August 6, 2018)
Paperback: 264 pages
Digital ASIN: B07G6LN41H
At the outset, Miranda Davis has nothing much going for her. The tourists are long gone by October in the quaint Carolina town of Black Mountain, her realty business is at a standstill, and her weekend stint managing the local tavern offers little to pull her out of the doldrums. When prominent church lady Cloris Raintree offers a stipend to look into the whereabouts of a missing girl hiker on the Q.T, Miranda, along with her partner Harry (an unemployed features writer) agree.
But then it all backfires. A burly figure shambles down a mountain slope with a semi-conscious girl draped over his shoulder. Miranda’s attempts to uncover Cloris Raintree’s true motives become near impossible as she puts up one smokescreen after another, including a slip of the tongue regarding an incident in Havana. The local police keep stonewalling and Harry is of little help.
Tarot cards left on Cloris’ doorstep and arcane prompts on her e-mail only exacerbate the situation. Growing more desperate over the captive girl’s fate, Miranda comes across a link to a cold case of arson and murder. With the advent of the dark of the moon, she is summoned to “Tower Time” as this twisty tale continues to run its course.
About the Author
Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of crime novels and books on theater and film. He is also a features writer for Gannett Media’s Black Mountain News. His fiction includes Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, Tinseltown Riff, Murder Run, and The Secluded Village Murders. Among his works of non-fiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Moon Games is his latest foray into the world of crime and the amateur sleuth. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Website – http://www.shellyfrome.com
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Purchase Link – Amazon
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