Boston Scream Pie

Boston Scream Pie

by Rosemary P. Mild, Larry M. Mild

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The roiling blizzard toys with the overweight Chrysler, nudging it into a counterclockwise spin, launching the vehicle both left and forward. The momentum leads to impact: a thundering, crunching of metal and glass. Caitlin Neuman awakes from this nightmare, which could be a harrowing recollection of a past disaster. She remains the lone survivor of a crash that killed her parents and twin sister. Or the nightmare could be eerie insight into some family she's never met. Then again, it could be just a bad dream.

Caitlin engages retired Detective Paco LeSoto and his clever wife, Molly, to find out the truth. Molly, a gourmet cook and housekeeper, spouts her own deliciously skewed English. (Paco suspects her "Mollyprops" are clever contrivances.) Molly also uncovers her share of clues. Their investigation takes them to the Boston family, another set of twins, and a string of suspicious deaths.

The Bostons reside in a sprawling Chesapeake Bay beachside home not thirty miles from the Neumans. Widower Newton Boston and his blonde bombshell wife, Delylah, are newlyweds. Her adult children, Chester and Ellen, churn up vicious undercurrents that threaten the entire household. Four deceased husbands lie in Delylah's past. When another family member dies under mysterious circumstances, the clues point to murder. Britta, a wily caregiver to one of the twins, does her part to stir the boiling emotions.

A sinister connection embroils two 1987 Maryland families who have never met. The fates of two sets of twins hurtle toward each other with deadly consequences.

The Sotos see through the sinister connections. But can they stop yet another killing, bring justice to the culprits, and restore peace to both families?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983859727
Publisher: Magic Island Literary Works
Publication date: 07/14/2013
Edition description: rights back
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Delylah was a tad tawdry, but she sure knew how to attract a man. Keeping them was another matter, alive that is. She'd only been with Gregg Upshaw for five years, but when he went missing for a few hours she mailed his will to the executor and his obit to the newspaper. When he showed up at the hospital (driven there by her daughter Ellen White no less), it put her in a bit of a bind, but not for long because the old geezer collapsed and died right outside Baltimore Regional when her son Chester Trotter drove up in a hearse all ready to take him home. How very handy. It was an unfortunate turn of events, but Delylah didn't waste any time. Just because a corpse was still warm didn't mean she'd have to shed many tears in her hankie because she'd already met Newton Boston, her soon to be fifth. Southern Maryland was turning out to be a hotbed of unexpected death and offbeat happenings. In Black Rain Corners, Caitlin Neuman had begun having vivid, horrifying nightmares about an accident. She'd lost her parents and twin sister, Corrine, in one many years before, but it wasn't that accident. The dreams seemed more insidious and urgent. Olivia Rafael, her grandmother, desperately wanted to help her, but didn't know what to do except comfort her. At school Caitlin's art class painting suddenly swirled and changed from something she expected to be vibrant and beautiful into an accident scene with a nightmarish quality. Her life was whirling out of control and even sleep couldn't keep down her demons. She saw two sixteen-year-old bodies flying through the air into the windshield . . . "Caitlin, honey, wake up. You're having conniption snits." Molly the housekeeper desperately tried to bring the thrashing teenager out of her night terror. Caitlin soon turned to "Black Rain Corners' celebrity detective," Paco LeSoto for help in unraveling the source of her mysterious nightmares. Paco was, coincidentally, Molly's "honeybunches" and they often teamed up to unravel the clues to the seemingly unsolvable. He told Caitlin her "request was a tall order," but he was more than willing to accommodate her. In the meantime things would begin to spiral out of control when the two families unwittingly began to collide. Yet another body was heading to the medical examiner's office. It was murder, and Molly and Paco had a lot of work to do and a lot of questions to answer. Just how were two seemingly innocuous families connected in murder, mayhem and madness? This body was going to talk. When I started reading this book, I was uncertain where it was going to be leading me as the format was rather unusual. Structurally it consists of a few different elements. It has an "entangled minds" or new age format, it has elements of a serious thoughtful mystery, yet at the same time is part "cozy." This is certainly an overly ambitious way to write a mystery, but I was fascinated by a tale that had a little dab of V. C. Andrews mixed with a bit of Leeann Sweeney. The only thing I didn't care for was Molly's "deliciously skewed English." But, believe it or not, overly ambitious or no, the Milds pulled it off and voilá, it was a winner. I loved it! Quill says: This mystery sparkles 'n shines and if there is such a thing as a V.C. Andrew's "cozy" you'll love it!