About the Book
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Cozy mystery (general market)
Release date: May 24, 2022
It’s Alpenfest in Upper Sprocket! Yodelers are congregating in the square, tourists flocking to the town, and Trinidad Jones is scooping up some fall flavors at her Shimmy and Shake Shop.
The cherry on the sundae is her upcoming feature in Go West magazine. She’s determined to serve up the perfect interview, but it won’t be easy, thanks in part to her meddling Cuban grandfather Papa Luis who has decided to make Sprocket his home for the foreseeable future. Papa Luis has set himself up as a taxi driver in his classic 1951 Buick.
But things take a turn when Papa Luis tells her he’s found a corpse in his trunk. Upon closer investigation, they realize the body has disappeared. With the assistance of Juliette and Bonnie (her sisterhood of exes) and the way too handsome nut farmer Quinn Logan, Trinidad must solve the mystery of the disappearing corpse, before her father is up to his neck in a murderous mess.
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I liked this entertaining cozy mystery that is a good reminder of the deadly nature of small town politics. Trinidad is a fun amateur sleuth and innovative creator of humongous ice cream shakes. She has to be especially observant to identify the clues leading to the villain. Her Papa Luis is quite the character and adds entertainment to the plot. Quinn is a good potential romantic partner for Trinidad, but, my goodness, he has some family relationship issues he needs to straighten out. The setting is fun. I've been to Joseph and seen the Wallowas. Upper Sprocket and the Alpenfest is a great way to highlight the area.
This is an enjoyable cozy mystery with good characters and a wonderful setting. And the ice cream! Make sure you don't read this mystery while even slightly hungry because you'll find the descriptions of the unique milkshakes will have you running to the freezer. There are some delicious recipes included too.
This novel is the second in a series but read well on its own. You can read my review of the first in the series, Pint of No Return, here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)