News and Nectarines: A small town cozy mystery (Tri-Town Murders Book 1)


Recently divorced, Tilly Donner is trying to pick up the pieces of her life, while working her job as the only reporter of the local paper. When a neighbor's nectarine orchard goes up in flames one night, and her other neighbor ends up dead the next morning, Tilly wonders if the small town she's grown to love harbors a murderer in its midst. It isn't long before Tilly discovers a number of people had motive for murder. Is it the prodigal son returned? The scorned woman? Or could it be the mayor? Someone, however, thinks Tilly is getting too close and attempts to frame her. Determined to prove her innocence, Tilly sets out to unmask a killer before it's too late!

"News and Nectarines: A small town cozy mystery" dishes up mystery and mayhem with a dash of humor! Tilly Donner is every woman trying to find her way back from a failed relationship. She's stronger than she thinks she is, but that's part of her journey in this story. The mystery is light and quick with plenty of suspects. While the characters are engaging enough, they lack the quirkiness that is often the hallmark of a small-town cozy. Tilly comes into her own in this story, and it is to be seen if she takes more aggressive actions in pursuit of the truth in future books. "News and Nectarines: A small town cozy mystery" will keep readers turning the page. In fact, readers will want to be on the lookout for Tilly's next headline mystery--it's sure to be another entertaining adventure!

Tricia Hill