Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Murder Buys a T-Shirt (A Haunted Souvenir) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Murder Buys a T-Shirt" the 1st book in her Haunted Souvenir series by Christy Fifield.

Product Description

Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by -- and ghosts -- who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and suspiciously. Now, Glory has to uncover the truth before someone makes her history ...

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (March 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425246663
ISBN-13: 978-0425246665

My Review:

Glory Martine has inherited her late Uncle Louis's souvenir shop in Keyhole, Florida.  After some strange happenings in the shop she believes the shop is haunted by her late uncle Louis through her parrot Bluebird.

As Glory and her reporter friend Karen are at a traffic accident scene where high school football star Kevin Stanley has died.  The police believe Kevin was drunk because he just left a "keg party" so they take their time investigating.

When Glory returns to the shop her bird Bluebeard insists "it wasn't an accident" and leaves newspaper articles around including some about her Uncle Louis which results in Glory finding out more about her Uncle.  With the help of Karen and two other friends Ernie and Felipe she investigates Kevin's murder.

Bluebird was hilarious with his cursing sailor mouth (the cursing wasn't written but we can guess what he is saying, LOL!) and he's always asking for coffee or biscuits.

This was a great murder mystery with well written characters with an unpredictable villain and a nice setting.

I really enjoyed the potential beginning of a romance between Glory and Jake the new bookstore owner.  He seems really interested in Glory.


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