Reviews - Mystery

Passport to Murder

Emmeline Prather, an English professor at Copper Bluff University, is looking forward to spring break and the opportunity to travel to France with a handful of colleagues and students. She’s excited to get to know the group better, and at the chance to connect with her French ancestors.

Vangie Vale cannot afford to draw attention. A  part-time pastor and baker, she seeks only to stay under the radar long enough to prove to the denominational offices that she can do her work faithfully and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, when a box of her macarons is found at  a crime scene, Vangie promptly is caught up in a murder investigation.

Sally Muccio wouldn’t keep selling fortune cookies at her bakery if they weren’t so popular. They also seem to come true in a spectacular way, this time disrupting her wedding plans. When Sally and her fiancé Mike are almost victims of a random shooting, Sally becomes  suspicious — particularly when more fortune cookies containing death threats keep coming her way. Who could want her dead?

The Nutting Girl

Frank Raven is an unusual guy. At one time or another, he has worn many hats: monk, cop, retired private detective, and heavy drinker. Things changed after he was shot and he now leads a much quieter life. He dances and sings with a local troupe and runs  an old movie theatre in Shelburne Falls.

In 1938, a young mother and her remaining children must flee Nazi Germany in order to stay alive after  her son is murdered and her husband taken to a concentration camp. Left with few choices, the family separates, but can they find each other again and get back what they have lost?