Murder in Millbrook - Large Print
|Rating||:||4.37 (959 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||532 Pages|
rozcats said Cat Carries the Storyline!. I'm an avid reader but this is one of my first mysteries. I was absolutely delighted and would read any genre by this author. I clicked with the characters and their banter was sometimes laugh out loud funny. I just loved the variety of dialog throughout. Personalities, relationships, twists, turns and surprises made Murder in Millbrook an easy read. Best of all, as a lover of felines, the cat litera. Very funny cozy mystery Carol Mello I'm still not finished yet but I love this book. The protagonist is a70 year old woman named Addie who is feisty and smart. She doesn't have a lot of money but she is on good terms with all 4 of her adult children. When her cat Flash (a smart select catdefinitely has catitude) steals a neighbor's pipe, good neighbor Addie goes to return the pipe and discovers her neighbor in his basement with his hea. "wonderful mystery" according to Jonesy. I am not a fan of murder mysteries,but I was delighted to find this one.It is concisely and clearly written, with sparkling dialogue.Cat lovers will love to read the role that the pet cat plays in the story , an unusual twist on discovery of clues.Well done.
But after Addie finds Herbert brutally murdered, there’s not a moment’s peace to be had. Or they want something from her – want it badly enough to ransack her house and hurt her cat. Abandoned by an unfaithful husband, Addie Carter has raised four children in the 42 years she’s lived next door to dentist Herbert Elwood and his late wife Janet in Millbrook, Massachusetts. Even the victim’s three adult children would rather confide in their “Aunt” Addie than in the police, but that doesn’t seem right -- what are they hiding? Certainly no more than the phony private investigator who demands the keys to Herbert’s house, the auto mechanic with a gang connection and a grudge, or even the multi-millionaire who jilted her years ago and now is going after her daughter and Herbert’s land. Murder in Millbrook is a light-hearted mystery which asks how well one really knows one’s friends and neighbors. But playing detective isn’t Addie’s cup of tea, especially when she and Bella are run off the road, warned off by a paranoid and stunned by the suicide of a suspect. Now she is living as peacefully as her delinquent cat Flash will allow. Addie thinks her small town’s bird-watching detective has the intelligence and sensitivity of