A Murder Like No Author
A Murder Like No Author is the 3rd book in A Main Street Book Club Mysteries. I suggest reading the books in order as each book builds upon the previous one. It will allow you to understand the characters and their relationships. The characters are developed and unique. Arlo is a kind woman who is always there for her friends. She has the patience of a saint. She tries so hard to wrangle Helen, Camille, and Fern. They can be a handful especially when they have an idea. Mads Keller, the Chief of Police, is a good man who is rapidly losing patience with the senior sleuths. Sam is going through a tough family situation. Arlo feels for him and wishes there was more she could do for him. My heart went out to Sam. I understand what he is going through very well. The town of Sugar Springs is charming. It is full of quirky residents and quaint shops. I love the bookstore, though, I do not how Arlo can listen to Faulkner all day. The mystery was thought out and there are good clues to help readers solve the crime. I liked the red herring. The crime can easily be solved long before the reveal if you do not let Helen, Camille, and Fern’s antics distract you. Everything comes together for a satisfying ending. The Wally Harrison storyline which has been running through the first three books is finally put to bed. There is plenty of humor in this cozy mystery that will have you chuckling and shaking your head. I could do without the repetition. It is a bit much after a while. I also am not a fan of the sort-of love triangle between Arlo, Mads, and Sam. I am hoping that Arlo will get with Mads. Their relationship makes more sense to me, and they are a cute pair. A Murder Like No Author is a spirited whodunit with a departed rebel rouser, hilarious hijinks, a cross chief, a lady in scarlet, and an overburdened bookstore owner.
The Avid Reader