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Out of Order (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 9)
Out of Order - Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 9 Author:Phoebe Atwood Taylor Cape Cod's resident detective Asey Mayo has a long history with millionaire Bill Potter, owner of Potter Motors. Bill's men's club, the Hybrid, has a long history of funny bets on the night of the big football game, but when Bill Potter's enemy Harper Dixon bets Bill $50,000 that Asey Mayo couldn't "solve his Aunt Eugenia's grocery order", Asey ... more »must take a hand on behalf of his old friend, and returns from Jamaica to a New England blizzard. While approaching the Dixon home, he collects an assorted gang of characters and takes them to the Dixon's for safety. After they arrive, the group is locked in a powder room by a mysterious figure with a bright-red manicure. Upon their release, they discover Aunt Charlotte Dixon, drowned in her washbasin while in the process of shampooing her hair. When Asey Mayo learns that Aunt Eugenia's grocery order is the last thing she wrote before her death, he realizes that there is more at stake here than a bet.
This wonderful cozy was first published in 1936. Figuring out who committed the murder in this mystery is easy, but how it was done "will put your brain through a bit of a workout!"
If you love 'puzzle' mysteries.....this one is for you!