Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review - "Remnants of Murder"

“Remnants of Murder” by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

They say ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.’ True enough and Casey shows how spot on that is and how dangerous beauty can be in “Remnants of Murder.”

Tori Sinclair is relatively new to Sweet Briar, but is accepted in this small, quaint town. That is until she gets involved in a murder plot that she can’t just sew up and move on to another project. Part of a sewing group, Tori’s help is elicited by one of the members, Dixie, to help prove that a ninety-one-year-old man’s death—Clyde—was not from old age.

With the aid of Leona, Margaret Louise, Dixie, and a few of the other sewing members, Tori tries to prove what she knows is fact. But who wants to kill a ninety-one-year-old man and why? These are just a few of the questions Tori poses to others and that are posed to her. And it troubles her that someone may get away with murder if she doesn’t do something.

Many business owners are actually celebrating Clyde’s death. It seems, Clyde was the owner of a very valuable property that the town wants him to part with; at least, part of it so they can build a resort, thus bringing in more tourists to the town, which would equal more money for the businesses. But Clyde refused to sell any acre of the property. This angered a lot of people.

Setting her sights on the murder, Tori sets aside one of the most important people in her life, her fiancé, Milo and their upcoming nuptials. She ends up not only disappointing Milo time and time again but also manages to alienate some of her closest friends in Sweet Briar. Can she salvage her relationship with Milo while atoning for her mistakes made with friends? And can she solve the murder or will he or she remain free?

Suspects aplenty and quite entertaining!

Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of “The Other Side: Melinda’s Story” 

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