Blown Away by Clover Tate is the first book in the NEW “Kite Shop” mystery series. Publisher: Penguin Random House, February 2017
In the all-new Kite Shop Mystery series set in the beachside community of Rock Point, Oregon, kite shop owner Emmy Adler gets swept up in a murder investigation.
Emmy is finally living her dream. She’s moved to the coastal town of Rock Point, Oregon, and is starting a kite business. Strings Attached features her own unique designs, inspired by everything from Picasso to Matisse’s colorful cutouts. Her spirits are soaring sky-high the morning of the grand opening—until she stumbles upon a dead man washed up on the beach.
The body belongs to local chef Miles Logan, and the gash across his chest indicates he’s been murdered. The sheriff suspects Emmy’s best friend, Avery, who used to date the chef. Emmy is sure Avery would never hurt anyone, but her pal doesn’t have an alibi for the night of the murder. With Avery’s freedom and the fate of her kite shop up in the air, Emmy takes it upon herself to follow the string of clues and solve the murder before the real killer takes flight.
This was a delightfully charming introduction to Emmy and her friends. When her BFF becomes the prime suspect and believing in her innocence, Emmy starts her own investigation to clear her friends name and reputation.
This fast-paced and action-packed drama grabbed my attention immediately and was hard to put down. The narrative kept me involved in all aspects of this light whodunit and the mystery was nicely done, keeping me glued to the pages as the suspect list expanded with clues that kept me busy scrutinizing all that was said. The author did a great job in telling this story with a few twists and turns that aided in the pivotal roles the cast portrayed in the apprehension of the killer. With a lovable cast of characters, including Bear, engaging dialogue and the small-town atmosphere, this was an entertaining read and I look forward to the next adventures with Emmy and her friends.
Clover Tate is the pseudonym for Angela M. Sanders