Chime and Punishment

A Clock Shop Mystery, #3

This series is a fun one and I sincerely hope more are in store. The story is well paced and the characters quirky, as befits a cozy. I have to admit, I wasn’t too sad to see this particular villain go! The suspect list is indeed long and the red herrings hard to spot! We hope more adventures are in store for Ruth and the gang. – ROCCO LOTEMPIO

Book Blurb for Chime and Punishment

Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the third Clock Shop Mystery from the author of Clock and Dagger.

Years ago, the serenity of picturesque Orchard, Massachusetts, was shattered by a fire that destroyed the town's beloved clock tower. Ruth inherited the dream of repairing it from her late grandfather. Now that she’s returned home to run his clock shop, the Cog & Sprocket, she’s determined to make it happen, despite wrenches that are being thrown into the works by her least favorite person, town manager Kim Gray.

A crowd of residents and visitors are excited to see the progress of the tower at a fund-raiser for the campaign, until Kim is found crushed under the tower’s bell, putting an end to all the fun. The list of suspects is so long it could be read around the clock, and it includes some of Ruth’s nearest and dearest.

Time's a-wastin’ as Ruth tries to solve another murder in her beloved Orchard while keeping the gears clicking on her dream project.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2017 4.00