Peg Turnbull and Rose Donovan are sisters-in-law who got off on the wrong foot forty years ago. Rose decides it is time to overcome the past and invites Peg to join a local bridge club. The morning after their second session with the group, they learn that one of the members, Stan has been murdered. Peg is naturally curious, and Rose admits to being intrigued (she enjoyed helping Melanie Travis solve a case last winter). Peg is not surprised when Detective Rodney Sturgill puts her on the suspect list. Rose and Peg begin digging into the bridge club members past to see who had motive to harm Stan. The pair will need to be on their game if they are to outwit a killer.
Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson is the debut of A Senior Sleuths Mysteries. I enjoyed reading this entertaining cozy mystery. We get to know Peg and Rose. We learn what caused a rift between them over forty years ago. The author sets the stage before she begins the mystery. The whodunit commences about a third of the way into the book. Both women are curious about the crime. When they learn that Detective Sturgill is asking questions about Peg, the women decide to do some sleuthing of their own. I like that each woman has her own investigative style. Rose is more laid back, casual, and indirect while Peg is like Sherman marching to the sea. There are several suspects, a red herring or two, and subtle clues. This was a fun mystery to solve. The clues were well-done. The mystery had an enjoyable reveal and good wrap up. I laughed often while reading this tale. Peg and Rose are entertaining. They are delightful characters. I also liked Rose’s husband, Peter. The Standard Poodles (Hope, Coral, and Joker) are a delight. They each have their own personality. The ending is sweet. I like how we received updates on Melanie and her family. I am looking forward to Rose and Peg’s next adventure. Peg and Rose Solve a Murder is a witty whodunit with an unpredicted phone call, bridge club blunders, delightful dog show days, a card player killed, sinful sweets, suspicious suspects, and two senior sleuths.
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