Life in Southern California can be deadly, especially when Rory Anderson (independent IT specialist, artist, and sleuth) and her cadre of friends get involved. Rory’s first shock came when a rock came flying through the front window of her home. The second shock came when her friend Jasmine died on the Ocean Painting Society’s Convention floor.
The convention was being held at the newly opened Akaw, a multi-story resort facility with multiple ballrooms and restaurants. It was sufficiently large, that murderers, saboteurs, and pranksters could move about, undetected by cameras, staff, or law enforcement. And that would make finding the guilty party or parties all the more difficult.
The story was one that kept this reader up at night - the book had to be finished, I could not sleep without discovering who did it. The plot included enough plausible suspects and enough crimes that one felt like he or she might be playing BINGO with the possible combinations. The result is a fun read which will hold the interest of any cozy mystery fan, providing a wonderful winter’s night read.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.