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An anthology filled to the brink with cozy mysteries! I had a favorite but all were enjoyable to read. A Tale of Two Sisters really threw me for a loop. Let’s say it involved two sisters, and a crazy, mixed up family, and a tiara. ‘Nuff said; read it for yourself! In Footprints in the Sand, Allegra Larkin finds a gorgeous ring in the ocean…right alongside Bigfoot’s prints in the sand. Cute plot! In Bay of Reckoning, there’s murder most foul afoot in Briny Bay! Frugal Lissa Needs a Break was fun in that Lissa takes a girl’s weekend and poof - she finds a heap of trouble, of course! Well, this time it’s Honey who ‘digs’ it up. But still… And it’s the kid jokes and questions that are a hoot. It was my favorite story. In Frog Days of Summer, it’s about a cooking contest – with frogs’ legs, of course – and the picture of leg-less frogs…with a side of murder; what a combo! Beach Party Body has sun, surf, volleyball, models, besties, and murder. Doesn’t it happen at every photo shoot? Coast Busters has middle-aged moms on vacation at a Florida resort – staying in a cabana named Coastbusters. What could go wrong? Last but not least, Cabo San Loco is about jurors at a trial who bond as friends. They go on a trip to Cabo and yes, chaos ensues!
Murder on the Beach offers lots of cozy summer beach fun with eight stories dedicated to light summer reading. Naturally the first story I read was Frugal Lissa Takes a Break by one of my favorite authors, Ritter Ames. Consistent with the series, Lissa manages to vacation in a nice place on a limited budget; unfortunately, she doesn't get the her money's worth of relaxation when her lab Honey discovers a body buried on the beach. A quick and light read that still gives us a feel for Lissa and the very realistic Honey while sharing a less than delightful trip to Galveston. I have only read half of the stories so far but each of them offers fun relaxation with a mystery that touches the heart. A cameo by Barb Goffman's dog Jingle, in another author's tale, added to my reading pleasure; adding a dog to any book or story ups its appeal for me! I look forward to reading the rest of the stories over the next week between books.
I didn’t read 3 of the stories because they weren’t my cup of tea. However I absolutely loved the other stories. I really also enjoyed the recipes, author information and tips that were included at the end of each story. I picked up a few books from new to me authors also!
This delightful collection of beach-themed short stories is a beach-bag must. Visit the sandy shores of Wisconsin, New England, Maryland, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and my favorite, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but the story is titled CABO SAN LOCO. (So cute!) What a fun collection of murderous beach stories. And could someone order me a tall frozen drink? With a fruit kabob and a little umbrella?
Thoroughly enjoyable collection of short stories! I’ve rationed myself one a day rather than rush through. Perfect launch for a day, reading a story with my first coffee. Should have worn my tiara while reading. Maybe the second time through.
It was definitely a collection of short stories on the beach . I found it redundant after reading the first couple of stories. Maybe if you space the time between reading each one. I also felt the story lines centered around a younger generation.