Welcome to August’s “Sundae Sundays” as I count down the days until the release of Smoother Than Spumoni while reviewing the entertaining books of the One Scoop or Two series. Today’s treat is a cozy mystery. Purse-stachio Makes a Splash by Wendy Kendall reminds me of Mid-Sommer Murders but with the fashion of Sex in the City. Fans of Wendy Kendall’s other works will geek out over the return of their favorite characters. For me, I rarely read cozy mysteries and enjoyed every page of this one. I loved the heart-warming story of the ice cream owner and his rebellious daughter. The mystery kept the pages turning and I couldn’t figure out whodunnit until the very end.
I highly recommend Purse-stachio Makes a Splash for the mystery lover who is vacationing on the beach.
Here’s a fun snippet from the book:
– Katherine searched the wall for any clue. Her shoulders sagged when she didn’t see one. “What could have happened to her?”
Ida clasped her hands together. “I don’t think we’ll ever know.”
Katherine frowned at her.
Brenda typed into her cell phone and put it back in her purse. “I’m checking with the police department to see if they can re-open the cold case. Maybe with today’s technology there’s evidence we can now pursue.”
Katherine stepped up to the artist’s self-portrait and whispered, “We’ll do all we can to solve your mystery.”