With the help of an unlikely bunch—including her estranged ex, her best friend, a handsome private eye, and a charming mafia don—she struggles to find answers and save lives. Through distorted half-truths, dramatic cover-ups, and unrequited passions, Eve learns just how far the wealthy will go to regain what they have lost. A Secondhand Murder is Book 1 of the Eve Appel Mysteries Series.
My comments: What starts out in the consignment shop ends up in a very different place. The story shifts from what seems a simple case to become one more complex. I was hooked by the setting and the characters in the first half of the book but was led into a different direction later on, with new characters introduced, which meant the wrap up of the mystery took a longer time. Overall, however, a good novel with appealing main personalities - Eve and her feisty Grandy (grandmother).
Title: A Secondhand Murder by Lesley Diehl
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Camel Press, September 15, 2013
About the author: Lesley Diehl retired as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York. She devotes afternoons to writing and, when the sun sets, relaxing on the bank of her trout stream, sipping tea or a local microbrew. In the winter she migrates to old Florida--cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle.
Book tour organized by Partners In Crime Tours, which provided a review copy of the book.
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