Cobbs Landing is being turned into a tourist attraction. They are becoming the Colonial Village they once were in the past. Peggy Turner the towns mayor is happy at first because the town is in debt. However things start happening that aren't in the pans. Murder most foul has been done and in a manner from the past. It is one thing to portray the town as a Colonial Village, but some things are best left to the past. Mentions of witchcraft are sprinkled in when strange things start happening. This was a very enjoyable read and I couldn't put it down until the end.
Keri reviewed Death of A Tart (Peggy Jean Turner, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
I thought this was a cute mystery, surrounding a small town and two best friends. Of course, the best friends get roped into solving the murder of one of their high school classmates and pretty soon, some of the town residents are suspect. I'm on waitlist for the second book and can't wait to read it.
A truly enjoyable cozy, easy reading, just fun, even with murders. Of course, the premise is probably pretty far-fetched, but most cozies are. Anyway, if you're looking for light reading with enjoyable characters and an easy to follow story line, this is the series for you. However, the plot is more easily understood if you read them in order as there's background that isn't repeated in subsequent books. This is the first in the series.
One way to save a dying small New England town is to turn it into a replica of a colonial village and the mayor is sure she can convince the citizens to go along. But maybe having to wear colonial dress and hide all cars, purses, satellite dishes and cell phones is going too far. Is that what led to the baker's death or was it because she had relationships with lots of the single and married men in town? A good read.
When single mother Peggy Jean Turner succeeds her late husband as major of Cobb's Landing, she faces a major challenge: rescue the New England village from its financial woes. Now she's singing the praises of the wealthy miracle man who bought the local bank. Major P.J. Turner thinks Max is a godsend... -- Max's plan? Turn Cobb's Landing into a tourist attraction "going Colonial." So far so quaint, until period clothes and corn husking become mandatory, and baseball and satellite dishes are banned (under the threat of punishment in the stocks). Yet Cobb's Landing is prospering, and who can argue with that? Certainly not Selma, the town tart . . . since she's just drowned. What's more, the splinters under her fingernails match the same wood once used to torture witches in New England's dishonorable past. It appears someone's taking ye olde customs to extremes. Now it's up to P.J. to solve the crime and wrestle Cobb's Landing from Max's clutches before more old-fashioned traditions take their toll...