One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
Katie Bonner is fighting the summer heat at Artisan Alley but things get worse when one of the neighboring building catches fire and its owner is apparently caught in the inferno. News comes out that the corpse was apparently shot in the head before the blaze and is unrecognizable. Was it really the owner or someone else?
Katie has to balance the AC issues in the building as well as personnel conflicts while trying to determine if the deceased was really the building owner. At the same time, her own little apartment over the pizzeria is getting hotter by the day and her hopes of ever owning a B&B are fading fast.
All the elements of the book - murder, the B&B sale, the AC problems were woven together to keep the reader moving forward anxiously trying to find the solution.
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
CHARACTERS: Katie Bonner, Andy Rust, Ray Davenport, Ida Mitchell, Dennis Wheeler, Abby Wheeler
Series/ Progress: Victoria Square Mystery 3/3
DATE READ: August 31 - September 2
NO. OF PAGES: 256
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI , AlphaKit