Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz
Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
Mildred Abbott has changed up her series, and offered us a new look at how a mystery can be written. It has been thru this series, that our sleuth Winifred happens to ‘find’ a body and the story is how she unmasks a killer. In Meddlesome Money, Ms. Abbott has chosen another approach and I found it was a refreshing change of pace.
Having a new person enter the community during the summer festivities and summer tourist rush has people buzzing. The newbie is hosting a Gossip Column in the local paper, with major community people being targeted with nasty innuendos and rumor.
Winifred is asked to seek out information about the writer and how she has all this knowledge… and why she was hired in the first place. Most of the information is public record but there is a hint of more. A list is discovered of who the people being attacked will be. Winifred name shows next and will be published the next day. It is not until the woman’s body is found under dark circumstances that has Winifred turn gears, now investigating a murder.
I love this series. We are privy to know almost everyone in tow, especially the store owners in Estes Park, and many of the founding families. This change up has given the series a boost for me…..I sorta thought I knew who the killer was….But waited for the big reveal!
Can’t wait for #14