Curses, Boiled Again!

A Lobster Shack Mystery, #1

Shari Randall dishes up a delightful culinary cozy mystery with this delicious story. This starts off the Lobster Shack Mystery series.

The quirky characters and the fun handling of this mystery made this a nice and easy read. Aunt Gully is an absolute sweetheart and I don’t doubt if I were Allie Larkin I’d do whatever I could to make sure the fabulous comfort food chef isn’t convicted for crimes she didn’t commit. As an ocean lover and a long time fan of mermaids I just knew I was going to enjoy this story and I wasn’t disappointed as I watched Allie using as much of her dancer grace as she could while lumbering around on her one good leg to clear her aunt’s name and bring a killer to justice. I loved that there was a good pool of suspects and seeing Allie discovering what each was hiding was entertaining. Without giving anything away I cannot say just how much I enjoyed the conclusion to the mystery and the story. If you like your cozy mysteries with tasty culinary twist this is an appetizing choice.

Allie Larkin is recovering from an injury and while her career is on hold she’s helping her Aunt Gully with her seafood shack. When her aunt makes it to the finals of a television competition Allie couldn’t be happier. but when a judge dies and Aunt Gully is the prime suspect Allie decides it’s up the her to clear her aunt’s name.


Book Blurb for Curses, Boiled Again!

Welcome to the seaside hamlet of Mystic Bay, where the fish is always fresh, the folks are ever-friendly, and murder is on a roll. . .

Allie Larkin was living her dream as a ballet dancer when a bad fall put her out of business. Now she’s back home in Mystic Bay to heal a broken ankle while also helping her dear Aunt Gully get her Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack off the ground. Nothing would help Gully more than winning the local food festival’s Best Lobster Roll contest. The competition is sure to be killer—especially after one of the contest judges dies after eating a roll from one of Gully’s biggest rivals.

Soon, all eyes fall on Gully as the prime suspect. Allie may only have one good leg to stand on, but she’s not going to let her aunt go down for a crime she never could have cooked up. Can Allie, along with her devoted crew of friends, family, and customers, find a way to trap the killer and claw herself out of this hard-boiled murder case?


Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2017 4.00