Ellie Avery is a military wife and a professional organizer
from Georgia. Her husband, Mitch, and two children have
arrived in Smarr, Alabama, for the town's book festival.
However, upon arriving, they learn Mitch's grandfather,
Franklin Avery, has passed away.
Something doesn't seem quite right. Mitch's Aunt Christine,
while in shock, keeps muttering that her father's death is
all her fault and a back window was open during a rain
storm, even though she knows that she shut it.
Ellie has helped solve a murder or two in the past, but
this time Mitch asks her to settle down and let the police
do their job. They've investigated and determined Mitch's
grandfather died from natural causes. Still Ellie thinks
something is off. When his body disappears from the funeral
home and slits are found in his furniture, Ellie decides to
dig deeper to solve the mystery. When one of Mitch's uncles
is seen shaking hands with a chummy police officer and the
case is closed, Ellie wonders if he has something to gain.
A female officer wants to reopen the case but is shut down.
When a strange man is found dead in Grandfather Franklin's
house, Ellie confides in her, and before she knows it Mitch
is a suspect. But Ellie is determined to get to the bottom
of this case and set everything straight.
Sara Rosett has written a charming story about a
woman whose attention to detail helps her see things that
are out of place, whether it be clutter in a house or a
death that might not be accidental or natural. MIMOSAS,
MISCHIEF AND MURDER is written in first person and moves
quickly through an entertaining account of a complex family
coming to terms with death. A great summer read!
Ellie Avery and her husband, Mitch, travel to Smarr,
Alabama, to attend the funeral of Mitchâ€™s grandfather. But
as soon as they arrive in the small town, questions arise. Why
did Franklin Averyâ€™s body disappear from the funeral home?
Did he die of natural causesâ€” or was it foul play?
Turns out there are plenty of family members who might have
wanted to speed up Franklinâ€™s
demise. Ellie and Mitch seek distraction in Smarrâ€™s book
festivalâ€”and thatâ€™s where the real
troubles start. As Southern cooking collides with literary
passions, Ellie discovers a secret
bundle of letters from a famous writer. But her snooping
will also bring her face-to-face with
a killer whose murderous rage is entering a new chapterâ€¦