A Composition in Murder by Larissa Reinhart is the sixth book in the “Cherry Tucker” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, November 2016
At Halo House, Cherry Tucker finds the tea deadly sweet. . .
With a new art teaching gig at Halo House—Halo, Georgia’s posh independent living home—and Halo society scrutinizing her family and her love life, Cherry Tucker needs to stay out of trouble. However, her sleuthing skills are sought out by Halo House’s most famous resident: Belvia Brakeman, the ninety-year-old, blind CEO and founder of Meemaw’s Tea. Belvia confides in Cherry that the family tea empire is in jeopardy. The CEO suspects her daughter has been murdered and she might be next. Her offer is hard to refuse, but will have Cherry treading on Forks County Sheriff toes, namely her personal Deputy Heartache, Luke Harper.
Amid her town troubles, can Cherry put her reputation, romance, and life on the line for the final request of a sweet tea tycoon? While she juggles senior citizen shenanigans, small-town politics, and corporate family scandals, Cherry finds the sweet tea business cutthroat in more ways than one.
I love this series which gets better and better with each new book. Once again, Cherry gets involved in another murder investigation and it’s the antics that she gets involved with that gives me some chuckles. The narrative took me on a fun ride as Cherry deals with family issues, her love life and an abundance of quirky characters that was a delight to read. The author did a great job with how well the mystery was played out with some strategically placed twists and turns that added to the telling of this fast-paced tale. Cherry is one character that I would love to have in my corner as her determination to right a wrong is her strong suit, especially when faced with adversity. Boasting a wonderful cast of characters, witty banter blooming with southern charm, this is a fantastic read and I especially love how this book ended with exciting new opportunities, making it one of the best book in this delightfully endearing series.