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Murder at the PTA Luncheon (A Susan Henshaw Mystery) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Great series of which this is the first book. Wish they all came in Nook format. This series only gets better as we learn about Susan Henshaw, her friends and her family.
Wealthy members of the local PTA in Hancock, Connecticut create a nice mix in this cozy mystery. After two PTA members are poisoned to death housewife Susan Henshaw aids the CT State Police team of Brett Fortesque and Kathleen Somerville to solve their murders. Susan's character is likeable and believable but I wish the author had given her a few more sleuthing skills. It was fun to read about the wealthy suburb, especially the Club and the expensive homes. I thought some descriptions of the PTA members fell flat because the author only describes the characters from Susan's point of view. The PTA members never really tell us their own story. The majority of the book focused on the police investigation and relied on Susan's background information for each PTA member. I was longing for a little more suspense with some twists and turns. I also wanted Susan to investigate the mystery a little bit more on her own. Police detective Kathleen's remarks throughout the story about wealthy spoiled woman seemed tedious to me... at one point I guessed that she might be the murderer! Although I loved the wealthy setting in a small town in CT, I thought the ending was a little dull. Everyone raves about this series so I will be reading a few more Susan Henshaw Mysteries to see what I missed!