Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books (March 1, 2020)
Category: Cozy Mystery
Tour dates: May-June, 2020
Available in Print and ebook, 338 pages
On a sparkling spring morning in the Blue Ridge, small-town realtor Miranda Davis approached the tailgate market, intent on dealing with her whimsical cousin Skip’s unexpected arrival from New York. It turns out that Skip was on the run and, in his panic, grabbed his beloved tabby Duffy, recalling that Miranda had a recent part in solving a case down in Carolina. His predicament stemmed from intercepting code messages like “Countdown to D-Day,” playfully broadcasting the messages on his radio show over the nation-wide network, and subsequently forced to flee.
At first, Miranda tried to limit her old childhood companion’s conundrum to the sudden abduction of Duffy the cat. But the forces that be were hell-bent on keeping Skip under wraps by any means after he now stumbled close to the site of their master plan. Miranda’s subsequent efforts to decipher the conspiracy and somehow intervene placed both herself and her old playmate on a collision course with a white-nationalist perpetrator and the continuing machinations of the right-wing enterprise, with the lives of all those gathered for a diversity celebration in nearby Asheville and a crucial senatorial vote on homeland security hanging in the balance.
You met Miranda Davis in Shelly Frome’s ‘Moon Games’ now she has a new mystery to solve!
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BOOK REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Miranda and the D-Day Caper is a great way to relax and enjoy a slightly hackneyed mystery.
Miranda's childhood cousin, Skip, is insistent on her solving a mystery of his missing cat. He believes it to be a treacherous situation. Regardless how hard she tries to dissuade him, she finds it impossible not to get involved. As she tries to pacify him, she begins to find things questionable. Suspicious events begin to take place.
Once again, Miranda discovers things are not as they should be. She, again, goes against her ex-husband's -Chief of Police - warnings and becomes involved in this deadly caper which is much larger than it appeared in the beginning.
I had a difficult time connecting with the story, and its characters, while the foundation was being built . About a quarter way into the book, it started coming together and was a truly fun, mysterious tale. It does take concentration to keep the characters and events in perspective.
The author portrays the scenes well. Towards the end, he "ties the plot together", thus, creating an entertaining story.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review.This is my honest review.
About Shelly Frome
Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of crime novels, cozy mystery novels, and books on theater and film. He is also a features writer for Gannett Media’s Black Mountain News. His fiction includes Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter, Tinseltown Riff, Murder Run, Moon Games and The Secluded Village Murders.
Among his works of non-fiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Miranda and the D-Day Caper is his latest foray into the world of crime and the amateur sleuth. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
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