2nd in Series
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (July 8, 2016)
Working on a television taping to promote the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, the ladies decide to use their access to the Roseville Bridge to cross an item off Charlotte's bucket list: #39) Be a Sexy Calendar Girl. But the photo shoot is interrupted by gunshots and Francine's cousin William stumbling down the riverbank followed by a man with a gun. William sustains life-threatening injuries, but is it homicide?
Francine and Charlotte go into detective mode to uncover the secret William knew about the shooter. Their success, however, depends on surviving two arson events, a séance, a shortage of Mary Ruth's wildly popular corn fritter donuts, memory-challenged nursing home residents, and a killer who refuses to go up in flames.
This is a fun and entertaining light mystery featuring mature adults (being closer than I'd like to their age, I'm avoiding the "senior" word here) and their 60 item bucket lists as well as a hidden agenda or two. Although humor lightens the mood, there is the matter of William's murder and no shortage of frightening events that seem too convenient to not be related. Francine and Charlotte and the other ladies manage to bake up a storm, make corn fritter donuts and unearth family history in short order.
This is the second in the series, but the first I've read. It can easily be read as a stand alone. That said, the references to MURDER ON THE BUCKET LIST have put that one on my TBR list as well as any others Perona may write in the future.
About The Authors
Elizabeth Perona is the father/daughter writing team of Tony Perona and Liz Dombrosky. Tony is the author of the Nick Bertetto mystery series, the standalone thriller The Final Mayan Prophecy(with Paul Skorich), and co-editor and contributor to the anthologies Racing Can Be Murder andHoosier Hoops & Hijinks.
Tony is a member of Mystery Writers of America and has served the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and as Treasurer. He is also a member of Sisters-in-Crime.
Liz Dombrosky graduated from Ball State University in the Honors College with a degree in teaching. She is currently a stay-at-home mom. Murder on the Bucket List was her first novel.
Webpage –Tony www.tonyperona.com
Webpage – Elizabeth www.elizabethperona.com,
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorelizabethperona/timeline
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