I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy
Antiques dealer Kristin Clark is ready for summer: Her friends—Holly, Sophie, and Bootsie—have been busy party-planning for the annual Tomato Show at the country club, and plotting to beat long-time nemesis, Eula, in the tennis tournament. Plus, Kristin’s now serving a famously potent Peach Punch every Thursday at her store, which will definitely lure in customers!
But when a prominent pastoral painting, a key piece of décor for the big event, disappears from the Club, everyone’s a suspect, and Kristin and her friends start sleuthing. Could the annoying Eula have stolen the pricey painting? And, is Eula violating Tomato Show rules by growing her Early Girls in the unbeatable New Jersey soil?
Meanwhile, their village is in an uproar about an unsightly new Mega Wine Mart slotted to go up in a local forest (though everyone’s excited about the cheap booze). And will July be the month their decorator buddy Joe finally proposes to Sophie—if she can get her Guccis back from her shoe-stealing ex, and finish her divorce? The Killer Wasps are on the case!
I tend to really enjoy light-hearted mysteries, so I was very eager to read Killer Punch! This book was packed with humor, mystery, deceit, and plenty of interesting characters. I enjoyed the mystery of the missing painting, and piecing the clues together. And I didn’t even have to worry about gory details or being afraid of the dark while reading, which is always a plus in my book. Definitely a book that kept my interest the whole through, and one I recommend!