I finished reading this today. This was a nice mystery to read. I wasn’t able to decide who the murderer was until the very end. The author was good at throwing curve balls the entire time you’re reading so that you guess that everyone is a suspect but you can’t exactly pin someone down. Then you get to the ending and you find out who the killer is……wow. I was glad I got to read this book. The story was good enough to keep you reading…..to the point that you want to find out who the murderer is. If you are a fan of Agatha Christie, I think you’d probably like this book.
Synopsis: Avery Morgan has had a harrowing first week on the job as manager of the Portage Path Woman’s Club. Not only is she in charge of a grand old home with a mountain of maintenance problems and scheduling nightmares–thanks to a recent fire in the Marigold meeting room–but she’s also got Muriel Sadler to deal with. Muriel is the current president of the club, the one “nay” vote when the rest of the board voted “aye” to hiring Avery.
After a morning of dealing with another one of Muriel’s snits and a meeting with the delicious and delightfully unsettling Ben Harkness, who will be handling renovations in the fire-damaged portions of the house, the last thing Avery needs is for one of the fuses to blow. Again.
She grabs her handy flashlight and heads into the basement, where she stumbles across Muriel’s body. She also stumbles across an unexpected helper, Clemmie Bow, the ghost of a young woman who was accidentally killed in the building almost a hundred years ago.
Together Clemmie and Avery are determined to solve Muriel’s murder before the killer sends Avery to join Clemmie on the other side.