Fiction Writing and Other Oddities

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quick review of a Cozy Mystery Perfect For Summer

Buried in Briny Bay (A Briny Bay Mystery)Buried in Briny Bay by Bobbye Terry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Buried in Briny Bay by Bobbye Terry may be the perfect beach read this summer. It's a fast, funny mystery with a pair of zany, wisecracking female sleuths named Roxie and Trixie, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.

Another reviewer mentioned a similarity to the old "I Love Lucy" shows and after hearing that, it's hard for me to avoid writing that, too, because it was very apt.

You see, Roxie has been going around town venting her frustration at her nemesis, Georgia Collins, by detailing macabre ways she'd like to see Georgia die. Unfortunately, when Georgia dies by one of those very ways, it starts to look bad for Roxie. It gets even worse when other victims are found, each dispatched with one of Roxie's methods.

Roxie and Trixie soon hire Greg Norris to help them investigate and...well, I don't want to spoil it.

The story moves quickly, so it really is great for relaxing at the beach.

If you like cozy mysteries with a touch of humor, you won't be disappointed!

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Angela said...

I love "I Love Lucy." The comparison to the book has captured my interest.

Amy said...

Great--I hope you enjoy it!