Stormi's Review: Murder on the Mullet Express by Gwen Mayo & Sarah E. Glenn
PUBLISHER: Mystery and Horror, LLC
RELEASED: December 10, 2016
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
LENGTH: 210 pages
FORMAT: eBook, Paperback
SARAH E GLENN
It’s 1926. The West Coast Development Company is staging its biggest land deal in Homosassa, Florida, selling pieces of a planned city to speculators who dream of a tropical paradise. Army nurse Cornelia Pettijohn takes leave to travel to Florida with her ancient uncle, who claims that he wants a warm winter home. When their car breaks down, they take the local train, The Mullet Express, into Homosassa. By the time they arrive, though, a passenger has been poisoned. A second murder victim boards the train later, iced down with the fish. Uncle Percival’s hidden agenda makes him the sheriff’s prime suspect. Cornelia and Teddy Lawless, a twenty-year-old flapper in a body pushing sixty, must chase mobsters and corner suspects to dig her uncle out of the hole he’s dug for himself.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
This book was written with a cozy mystery feel. I loved the characters. The "girls" and their "uncle" were a fantastic trio. You would never guess that these characters are older women and a crazy, older man. I think this story was written as a way to wind down, and I got that feeling. The characters were fun and easy to follow and love. The story itself was a bit slow, but it was a fun mystery all the same.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The story was good. The characters were smart, excellent, and witty. The mystery left me guessing till the end, and I think with a mystery, that's a good thing. I was delighted with this story overall.