Plateful of Murder
By Carole Fowkes
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Claire DeNardo is scared of a lot of things. Ordinary objects like roller coasters and men's hairpieces make her knees knock loud enough to be a band's rhythm section. Unfortunately, the only job Claire can find is working for her Uncle Gino in his seedy detective agency. Until now, her cases have all be middle-aged men with trophy wives who needed watching. But when Gino retires and leaves her in charge, Claire gets swept up in a murder case despite her fears. Both the client who hired her and the handsome police detective want her off the case. When the wrong person is charged, it's up to the terrified detective to summon all the courage she can to find the true killer.
Plateful of Murder is an excellent cozy mystery! I love Claire and her Italian family. They remind me so much of my own family members. It's refreshing to see a character like Claire. She is strong, but allows her heart to make choices even when she knows that isn't the best idea.
A simple case of anonymous letters turns into a multi-murder drama. Each chapter is a wave of suspense that had me wondering whodonit? So many suspects! I won't post any spoilers, but this was a great read and I look forward to seeing Claire in a future story.
Carole Fowkes is the author of the cozy mystery series, "The Terrified Detective." She has also had stories in a number of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books and other similar anthologies. She is a registered nurse and lives with her husband in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of Sisters in Crime.
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