Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Deadly Art of Love and Murder (Caribou King Mysteries #2), by Linda Crowder (author), Michelle Babb (narrator)

Linda Crowder, February 2018

Caribou King, fine arts dealer in Coho Bay, Alaska, and the town's only licensed realtor, has closed up her gallery for the winter, and stops by the Tilamu house to check on it after the departure of the summer tenant, Mrs. Nash.

Instead, she finds Mrs. Nash's dead body.

Old Doc Tilamu had been the town's only  doctor until he died, and his thre e children had all left town for the lower 48 as soon as they were able.  When Alex Tilamu shows up at Mrs. Nash's funeral, drunk and ranting about murder of his parents, it causes quite a stir.

Thus begins a disturbing post-season season, looking for a killer, and a possible motive for the murder.

The entire Coho Bay police force is one man, Dan Simmons, and he's very interested in Cara King. So is another neighbor, Frank.

Cara is juggling two men, a murder mystery, and competing claims of ownership to the Tilamu house.

It's an engaging town, and an engaging story. I have to confess that I don't like Frank, which is apparently not the intended effect. Cara's mother is more than a bit managing, which is all too familiar to me, but she also has many good points.

All in all, enjoyable. I look forward to getting to know this town better in future entries in the series.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator, and am reviewing it voluntarily.