by Sandra Murphy
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Bridget O’Brien and her business partner, Chica DeMoya, specialize in faux finishes. They’re in the middle of preparing the country club for a special wedding—the mayor’s daughter is the bride. As with all weddings, not everything goes according to plan.
This time it’s not just wrong flowers or a catering problem. There’s a dead body in the men’s locker room, and Bridget is the one who discovered it. It’s also someone she knows well.
Sure she’s innocent, Bridget, with Chica’s help, investigates on her own. That includes a bit of breaking and entering which doesn’t really count if you know where the key is hidden.
If a dead body and a confessing daughter aren’t enough, Bridget’s mother, the always impeccable model of decorum, seems to have gone off the rails. She won’t explain where she was at the time of the murder and worse, has dirty dishes in her sink! So unlike her.
When a second murder occurs, things go from bad to truly awful. There’s a red pickup truck seen cruising the area, a young woman who has information but doles it in bits and pieces, a floozy wife who’s too friendly to men she’s not married to, an overeager real estate agent, and a police detective whose wardrobe might have come from Columbo’s closet.
The backdrop to it all is the upcoming March Madness UNC-Duke basketball game. Even murder can’t top a three-pointer from the center line.
In the end, all is explained but with a twist that will leave readers wanting to know—when will the second book in the series be published?
This is Dixon’s first book but readers will also enjoy her story “Under the Boardwalk”, included in the anthology, Peace, Love, and Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of the 60s. Southern drips from her pages like sweet tea on a hot day.
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