Basket Case

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Basket Case

A Silver Six Mystery, #1

When Leslee Stanton "Nixy" Nix gets a call from a Lilyvale detective Eric Shoar telling her that she has to go check up on her Aunt Sherry Mae, she knows a trip to Lilyvale, Arkansas is necessary. She knows she will have her hands full with her aunt and the group of housemates Sherry Mae lives with because they always seem to get themselves into silly kinds of trouble. But when Nixy arrives in Lilyvale, she never anticipates there will be a murder and all of them have to try and prove Sherry Mae as innocent.

I absolutely loved this new series and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the characters and their personalities. Ms. Haddock expertly decided to delay the introduction of the murdered person and in doing so allowed us to get to know her characters first. The characters were fun to get to know and the plot was thoroughly entertaining. This is the first book in this new series and I definitely look forward to the next book. If you are looking for a fun, light story with mystery and humor, this is definitely the book to look into.

Book Blurb for Basket Case

First in a crafty new cozy mystery series from national bestselling author Nancy Haddock

There isn’t much crime in Lilyvale, Arkansas, but local authorities have their hands full with Ms. Sherry Mae Stanton Cutler and her housemates—a crafty group of retirees who’ve dubbed themselves the Silver Six. But when Sherry Mae’s niece, Nixy, arrives to keep them in line, Lilyvale also plays host to a killer.

When Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix gets the latest call from Lilyvale detective Eric Shoar, she knows it means trouble. There’s been another kitchen explosion at her Aunt Sherry’s farmhouse, and the dreamy-voiced detective has had enough. If Nixy doesn’t check on her aunt in person, the Silver Six could become wards of the court. But the trouble Nixy finds in Lilyvale is not at all what she expects.

The seniors are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse, featuring Sherry’s hand-woven baskets, when land developer Jill Elsman arrives to bully Nixy’s aunt into selling the property. When Jill is later found dead in the cemetery, Sherry is suspected of weaving a murder plot, and it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to untangle the truth.

Recipes and crafting tip included!

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2015 5.00