Jersey Shore Friends & Murder
Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 5
From Hurricane Sandy to Cozy Corner B&B repairs to Aunt Madge’s wedding in three weeks. If Jolie can handle that surely she can deal with a sobbing woman who shows up at midnight playing a scary message on a cell phone. Pooki is frantic about her husband’s whereabouts and more than a little ‘ditzy,’ according to Jolie’s best friend, Scoobie. After taking Pooki to the police station the next morning, Jolie figures she is problem-free. Not really.
A shady deal for storm repairs at the Ocean Alley Senior Complex seems to be at the root of Steve Oliver’s hit-and-run death and missing business partner (Pooki’s husband, Eric). When Eric ends up dead at the B&B, Jolie is digging for clues in between burning muffins and appraising houses. But when she doesn’t share all that she learns with her sometimes-boyfriend, reporter George Winters, he’s grouchy.
Jolie is convinced she needs to find the murderer (or is it murderers?) and expose fraudulent repair bids. Not everyone shares her views–not the police, her friend Scoobie, and certainly not the murderer.
Review: I feel like Jolie Gentil, her Aunt Madge, and Scoobie are long lost friends. This is an exceptional mystery with many twists and turns. I recommend it whole heartedly!