"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Scoop To Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson

A Mystery a la Mode
Obsidian Mystery
Release Date September 7, 2010
2nd book of Series

Wendy Lyn Watson sure knows how to make a cozy mystery sundae!! A big scoop of  murder, a scoop of small town charm, a scoop of characters you will fall in love with, a sweet topping with just the right amount of romance, a little whipped up humor and the cherry on top,  Tallulah Jones, proprietor of Dalliance, Texas’s old-fashioned ice-cream parlor, Remember the A-la Mode.

In Scoop To Kill, Tally is serving up dessert for an Honor's Dinner at the local university, but before the party even gets started, Tally's niece discovers the body of a graduate student. A student that has accused a certain professor of sexual harassment,  who failed him on his graduate work and was making his future melt right before his eyes.  The professor becomes the prime suspect, but Tally's niece, Alice, doesn't believe it and begs Tally to help her scoop out the truth.  As Tally starts to investigate, she enters the world of academia, where she finds extramarital affairs and cutthroat tactics are the norm, not the exception, so the number of suspects continues to grow.  Tally is afraid Alice is getting too close to the killer and just may end up in the deep freeze, so she needs to churn out the killer before it's too late.   

Ice cream never tasted this good!!!  This mystery is scrumptious, delicious, delectable, and oh so yummy.  The setting was perfect. The characters both good and bad, and with the plot twists sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the two, are full of life and entertaining.  The only thing that could make this story more luscious, would be to freeze it and put it on stick or in a bowl so you could actually taste the wonderful flavors of ice cream from Remember the A-la Mode!  A real treat, a must taste, I mean read!!!!!

Be Sure To Mark Your Calendars For September 9th! 
Wendy Lyn Watson will be  dropping by and 
Guest Posting here at Dollycas's Thoughts!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Obsidian, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Kaye said...

This sounds like a real fun cozy. I've never read this author before but I'll have to give her a try. Thanks for the review.

Paige said...

Thanks for the review, Lori. I loved the first book in the series and am anxiously awaiting this one - even more now!

Misa said...

I love Wendy's books, too!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This one looks so fun!