Title: Strawberries and Strangers
Author: Leena Clover
Publisher: independently published
Publish Date: May 1, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Pelican Cove #1
My Rating: 4/5
Exclusive beach party takes a murderous turn.
Dumped by her cheating husband, Jenny King is trying to build a new life in the small seaside town of Pelican Cove. Locals are lining up at the Boardwalk Café for her tasty cakes and muffins. But when her aunt, a local artist, is accused of killing a stranger, Jenny is forced to set her apron aside and put on her sleuthing cap.
Jenny battles with the cranky local sheriff and quirky local characters to get to the truth. Aided by her new friends, she will move heaven and earth to find out who the dead stranger was and what he was doing in Pelican Cove.
If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, scenic settings, yummy food and a touch of romance, you will like Strawberries And Strangers.
Jenny is going through a difficult divorce, and relocates to Pelican Cove to start over. The small town is where her aunt lives, and a place Jenny used to visit when she was a kid. As Jenny begins to find her place in the community, she starts working at a local cafe and making friends. During a big social event, a dead man is discovered on the beach. The man is a stranger in town, but the local police have a suspect for his murder… Jenny’s aunt. To prove her aunt’s innocence, Jenny looks into identifying the dead man and discovering who in town wanted him dead.
The 1st book in the Pelican Cove cozy mystery series. There were a lot of characters, but it wasn’t too hard to keep up once the story got going. An enjoyable, easy read with some quirky characters, a little romance, and a solid mystery.
I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.