Synopsis: Divorced caterer Becca Rogers feels more than a little bit out of her league when she roams the ballrooms of the rich and shameless, serving the finest seafood in the region. Finding herself smack dab in the middle of a very mysterious set of circumstances when her ex-husband’s new socialite wife is murdered, Becca’s normal existence gets turned upside down as she learns that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.
My thoughts: New England Clam Murder is addictive, entertaining, lively, and just plain ole’ fun! I could not put New England Clam Murder down. In fact, I scoffed this little snack bite read in a snap…and went for seconds…as in the second installment of this delightful series. Yes, there are editing flaws. Yes, the scene breaks aren’t tightly constructed, but that doesn’t hinder the enjoyable time readers will have getting to know Becca.
Prescott’s Rocky Cove series has a promising start and is definitely worth expanding beyond a two book tease. The characters are charming. The New England setting is accurately depicted. The plot is firm. Prescott should be applauded for not scribbling flimsy red-herrings as frivolous filler to create an unpalatable whodunit, which sadly, seems to be the norm with drivel disguised as mysteries of late.
New England Clam Murder is a short story that leaves readers wishing it was a full-length volume; however, despite the truncated word count, New England Clam Murder is worth investing your priceless reading time with.
New England Clam Murder is a must for mystery enthusiasts wanting to be amused.
Copyright © 2016 by Diane Morasco