Murder Takes to the Hillsby Jessica Thomas
Displaced from their home during remodeling and repair, Alex Peres and her love Cindy are starting to get on each other’s nerves. At least, Alex is certain, pets Wells and Fargo still love them, and clients are still calling for help with their various bits of local trouble.
Trouble gets personal, however, when Cindy’s rising feeling that she’s
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The latest installment in the Alex Peres mystery series finds Alex trying to solve mysteries in Provincetown and the hills of Tennessee. Alex and her lover Cindy are having their house remodeled, which is putting a strain on both of them. That increases when Cindy believes that someone is stalking her and Alex believes that her friend Cindy is being set up by some shady characters to be involved in a dangerous operation with her plane. The strain becomes so great on the pair, their family and friends that the women decide what they need to do is get away for a while. Cindy's cousin owns a cabin in Tennessee, which seems perfect, except that they walk right into the middle of a controversy there also. A developer is trying to change the town in ways that many people resent and the company's enforcer is threatening people. When the man turns up dead, Alex finds herself involved in solving a mystery anyway. Seems there's no rest for the nosy. Murder Takes to the Hills is a fairly snappy mystery. Thomas has developed a formula for her series that makes the books entertaining and populated with eccentric and sometimes funny characters. For people who try to avoid trouble, Alex and Cindy just can't seem to make that work. People who have read the other books will find old friends and a new group who have a Southern flavor to them. Not only does Thomas throw in distracters to keep the secrets from revealing too soon, but she runs three situations at once. This book is very busy. If someone is looking for a light, easy to read but entertaining story, then this book will suit the bill.