Death of an Ice Cream Scooper Book Review
|Published:||July 26, 2022, Kensington|
|No. of Pages:||322|
|Cover Price:||$8.99 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle|
Hayley Powell fans will want to immediately pick up the 15th installment in the Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery Book series, Death of an Ice Cream Scooper by Lee Hollis, a brother and sister team whose cozy mysteries capture the culture of the eastern United States. Hayley, who writes a food and cocktail column for the local newspaper and owns a new restaurant that is doing well, discovers the dead body of Miranda Fox, who has been employed as an ice cream scooper at Hayley’s friend’s ice cream shop. The dead woman, who was beautiful, had several young admirers, including Mona’s son, who has been stocking her. However, Haley finds a vial of poison in another boy’s room and he is arrested for the murder. Haley must find out who really killed Miranda before an innocent boy goes to jail.
This novel is set in Bar Harbor, a quaint city in Maine usually filed with tourists. Hayley, the protagonist is a positive, friendly girl who is well-liked. Her character has been well developed throughout the series. Her two BFFs, Mona and Liddy are also well-developed and are like vinegar and water in their differences. They fit the stereotype of Eastern personalities and are constantly at each other’s throats. The story flows easily, and there are plenty of twists and turns as Hayley, who is considered an amateur sleuth, solves the murder and hopefully stays alive herself.
This novel is lots of fun; it is light and is a fast read. This one contains recipes for cocktails as well as ice creams. Most of the recipes are quick and easy, so they are perfect for making while reading the series.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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