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The Blue Goose is Dead (Allison Aldridge, Bk 1)
The Blue Goose is Dead - Allison Aldridge, Bk 1 Author:Helen Goodman Troubled Waters — It's a beautiful, Languid North Carolina summer, and divorced teacher Allison Aldridge hopes a visit to the Blue Goose Lodge on Lake Lucia will rejuvenate her sagging spirits. But instead of offering serenity, the Blue Goose is embroiled in a family feud: old, ornery, ailing Aunt Bess plans to sell the lodge to developers. B... more »ut the morning she is supposed to sign the papers, she is found poisoned in her bed.
No one at the lodge is above suspicion by investigating-detective Fred Sawyer, except perhaps Allison, with whom he has found a kindred spirit...and an intuitive observer of an increasingly devious crime. When a twelve-year-old girl goes missing, fear escalate, and soon it appears everyone at the Blue Goose Lodge has a secret to hide...especially the killer.« less
Very enjoyable mystery and fast paced. Kind of an "old school mystery"- a set of family members and their elderly aunt at a lodge in the woods and someone kills the nasty old lady. Plenty of suspects and motives along with some secrets and assaults on others along the way. I liked it.
note: I did, however, find it a bit far fetched that the cop investigating welcomed assistance from a teacher with no police training! (but it's fiction so I guess it's ok!)
This was great fun to read. Has a few of the elements of a traditional Mary Roberts Rinehart kind of mystery--not as Nancy Drew-ish as some cozys. I liked that. Lots of suspects, but not so many that you need a scorecard. Another reviewer mentioned the fact that the police detective let a teacher meddle in the case. This was handled well by the author in my opinion.