Three Shots to the Wind By Sherry Harris: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

May 14, 2022 | 2021 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy & Sherry Harris

This week we have a review of the latest Sea Glass Saloon Mystery by Sherry Harris along with a fun summer cocktail recipe from Sherry. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Three Shots to the Wind: Sea Glass Saloon Mystery By Sherry Harris
Review by Sandra Murphy

It seemed like a typical day in the Sea Glass Saloon, at least until Joaquin called Chloe out onto the deck. Small planes towing banners to advertise local events are common. Seeing one that says, “I love you, Chloe Jackson” isn’t. The banner is soon followed by a huge bouquet of lilacs, her favorite flower. Same message. Ditto the magnum of sparkling wine.

Chloe heads for home, which for her means a twenty-minute jog down the beach to her house. On the way, she spots Deputy Biffle. Stopping to see what’s the problem, she wishes she hadn’t. It’s a dead body, her photo in hand, and worse yet, it’s someone she knows well.

Perry is, was, her ex-fiancé. They broke up a year and a half ago. Chloe headed for Florida. Her job in Chicago was eliminated, she inherited a beach house and job, so why not stay? She hadn’t heard from Perry since.

Apparently, Perry decided to combine a convention of accountants with winning Chloe back. She didn’t really know him after all.

To help find out who killed Perry, Chloe investigates on her own, and finds several women who all thought they were “the one” for Perry. Chloe’s two brothers show up without warning to be her bodyguards—about ten minutes before Rip is due to arrive for a special dinner. Add to all that, Vivi, her boss, is trying to fix her up with someone other than Rip. Stressed is an understatement.

This is the third in the series. Chloe just gets better and better. Her relationship with Rip is becoming a real relationship, not just a date. She’s learned to live alone in a small town, rather than with a roommate in a huge city. Chloe’s someone you’d want for a friend although for anything more complicated than beer or glass of wine, ask Joaquin to make your drink. Besides, he’s a hunk. I look forward to seeing Chloe again soon.

Harris also wrote nine Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries, all reviewed here. They’re just as enjoyable as the Sea Glass Saloon series, lacking only the warm weather and ocean view.

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She’s editor for Peace, Love, and Crime: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of the ’60s, with twenty-two cozy stories. She also edited A Murder of Crows, twenty-one stories featuring animals and crime (no animals were harmed). She also writes for magazines, newsletters, and the occasional guest blog. Both anthologies are available at the usual outlets, print or ebook.

Tart Lemon Cocktail or Mocktail
By Sherry Harris

Need a refreshing drink to go with your next beach read? Chloe Jackson has you covered! Her latest adventure in Three Shots to the Wind has her questioning her life—past and present.

Lemons (about four) juice and strain out pulp (some will be left) and seeds*
12 ounce can frozen lemonade (make following instructions on the can)*
Lemon Slices for garnish
Vodka (unflavored) or sparkling lemon water

Tart Lemon Cocktail or Mocktail

Tart Lemon Base:
1 cup lemonade
2 ounces lemon juice
½ teaspoon sugar**
2 cups ice

Blend all ingredients together in a blender

Tart Lemon Vodka Cocktail
Make the base mix add 2 ounces of vodka and stir.
Take a lemon slice and run it around the edge of a rocks glass.
Fill glass halfway and float the lemon slice on top or tuck it on the rim as a garnish.

Makes about four cocktails

Tart Lemon Mocktail
Fill a glass halfway with the base mix
Add 2 ounces sparkling lemon flavored water
Stir gently
Take a lemon slice and run it around the edge of a rocks glass
Fill glass halfway and float the lemon slice on top

*You will have extra lemon juice and lemonade for your next batch!

**Add more sugar if you like a sweeter drink.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can add basil, use fresh rosemary as a swizzle stick, or add lavender.

To enter to win a copy of Three Shots to the Wind, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “shots,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 21, 2022. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If you are entering via email please include you mailing address in case you win, it will be deleted after the contest. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Sherry Harris is the Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mystery series and the Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon mysteries. Sherry is a past president of Sisters in Crime, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, the New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Sherry loves books, beaches, bars, and bargain hunting — not necessarily in that order. She is also a patent holding inventor.
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  1. Sounds interesting! Count me in!

  2. I would love to win a print copy of this book. The cover is fantastic. Who wouldn’t want to pop into a place called the Sea Glass Saloon? As for the recipe, you had me at Lemon.

  3. I enjoyed the Garage Sale movies on Hallmark and would love to read that series. This series sounds like fun too. Who wouldn’t like to inherit a beach house and job just when you lose your own job? I’d love to win a copy of Three Shots to the Wind and get to know Chloe and her world.

  4. We have a winner!


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