Abby McCree spends a summer showing family films under the stars—only to end the season with an unexpected slasher flick . . .
Ushered once again onto another committee by the mayor of Snowberry Creek, Washington, Abby is tasked with keeping the box office receipts of the town’s Movies in the Park nights. Cut to the director’s chair from where she’s suddenly organizing the summer’s last feature. From the opening scene through the final credits, Abby feels she’s earned nominations for best volunteer, best movie date with her tenant Tripp Blackston—and best daughter for ignoring her mother Phoebe’s own movie date with Owen Quinn.
Unfortunately, Abby and the others are treated to a post-credits scene: the body of local insurance agent Mitchell Anders. This discovery is followed by a plot twist revealing that the murder weapon comes from Owen’s food truck. With her mother’s boyfriend suspected of murder, Abby starts her own investigation determined to shine a spotlight on the real killer . . .
Abby's romancing with Tripp keeps getting interrupted, if not by a dead body, then by her mother flashing the outside light. That dynamic along with Abby's displeasure with her mother's boyfriend and his mysterious (aka suspicious) past, add humor to the death of the insurance agent, now dead. As Abby begins her investigation to find the killer, she discovers a lot of people, and not just Owen Quinn, are not what they seem.
The combination of the murder mystery, the family dynamics, and small town interactions keep the story moving and the reader engaged. Cozy mystery fans will not be disappointed with this one. Death by Intermission is the fourth book in the series. It was my first and not difficult to follow. It is easily read as a stand-alone mystery. Still, I'd always suggest starting a series at the begin.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.
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