Saturday, November 7, 2009

I Scream, You Scream

Tallulah Jones, proprietor of Dalliance, Texas’s old-fashioned ice-cream parlor, dishes up luscious ice cream that is simply to die for….

Unfortunately, Remember the A-la-mode’s profits are melting faster than a snow cone in July–and Tally’s stuck scooping sundaes for her two-timing ex-husband and his bodacious new girlfriend, Brittanie, at his company luau. To make matters worse, twenty years after she dumped him in the Tasty-Swirl parking lot, Tally’s high school beau, Finn Harper, comes back to town–looking every bit as delicious as a double-dip raspberry mascarpone waffle cone.

The cherry on top? Brittanie drops dead, and Tally’s suddenly the prime suspect in her murder investigation. To catch a killer, Tally will have to churn up Dalliance’s darkest secrets and dip deep into the past. But can Tally freeze out the real culprit before a murder charge puts her dreams on ice for good?

What's a girl to do when she's accused of murdering her ex-husband's current girlfriend? Find the real killer, even if that means getting help from her high school flame. Add a quirky cousin, her genius daughter and yummy ice-cream you have an entertaining read.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was a quick read, mainly because the it was a fast paced story, with great characters, funny dialogue and a murder mystery that had me guessing all along the way.

I'm looking to the next book, which comes out next year.

I Scream, You Scream by Wendy Lyn Watson (3.5/5) Contemporary Mystery; Published: Obsidian Mystery (10/2009); Series: # 1, A Mystery A La Mode; New Author; Debut Book; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (128);

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