Last Licks by Cynthia Baxter is the third book in the Lickety Splits Mystery series. Kate, owner of Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe, is thrilled when a movie crew wants to use her shop to film a scene. When the rising starlet in the scene dies in the shop, Kate sets out to solve the murder and save her shop's reputation. This is a fun series both with the setting and the characters. There are several twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I look forward to more from this light-hearted series.
The eighth book in the Sarah W Garage Sale Mystery series by Sherry Harris is Sell Low, Sweet Harriet. Sarah is happy to be contracted to do an estate sale for a couple who recently died. She learns they were former CIA which intrigues her. The job turns mysterious when the house is broken into and Sarah discovers a hidden camera. She is also asked to help investigate a murder on the base. This book was full of action and some twists and turns. This series gets better with each book, and I am already looking forward to the next one!
There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany is the fifth book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. Gemma and her friends are in London for a Sherlock Holmes convention. What is supposed to be a fun vacation turns into a murder investigation. Gemma discovers she has an uncle she knew nothing about. The uncle is found dead in a coat closet with Gemma's dad who is the prime suspect. Gemma and her friends begin their own investigation to clear her father's name. I enjoy this series although it takes a bit to warm up to Gemma. Her character is curt and condescending at best. The supporting characters help soften the mood and bring the entire book together.
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