Auralee Wallace's second book in the Otter Lake Mystery series is Pumpkin Picking with Murder. While the title scream autumn, this book could have taken place at any time of year. At first that bothered me. I chose it based on that fact that it was autumn themed. The mystery more than made up for the lack of seasonal charm. Main character Erica returns home with the intention of spending time with Sheriff Grady. Those plans get way off track when a family friend is accused of murder. Erica and her friend, Freddie, set about trying to solve the murder. In this book, the mystery is the true star with several twists and turns. The characters and setting are good supporters though. I look forward to another visit to Otter Lake.
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