It was another wonderful book from the soapmaking mystery. Characters are so loveable you never want the book to end. Benjamim once again stumbles across a body and needs to solve the case . It is well written and keeps you guessing until the end.
Benjamin Perkins, eldest son of a large family who owns a small soap-making business, finds himself the prime suspect in the murder of Earnest Joy, the cranky old man who owns the jewelry store next door to the Perkins family store. Ben, with some misguided (but well-intentioned) help from his grandfather Paulus Perkins, goes sleuthing again to find Earnest's murderer. This was a very well plotted mystery,which kept me guessing until the end! The characters in this series are well-developed and likable. I really enjoyed all the information included about making your own hand-milled soap.
This is the second book in Tim Myers' soap-making mystery, after "Dead Men Don't Lye." Both of these books are great cozy mysteries!
Tim Meyers has become one of my favorite authors, and to think, I wasn't sure to begin with that I would like a male cozy mystery writer.
I began with his Candlemaking series, and was amazed at how well written and how well he understood the candle making craft when writting that series.
Now I have moved on to his soap making series, and the Perkins family clan. I am again amazed at how well he understands the craft of soap making, and then there is the family clan, that I can just imagine being a part of in each book.
This series is also well written and just so easy to get into, to want to read and to be part of the book and to enjoy the craft of soap making. There are tips at the end of the book on making your own soap, and at this time of year, I think I might just have to try them.
As I finish this series, Tim Meyers has another series I am working on collecting so that I can read them, the Lighthouse Inn Mystery.
Book two of the Soapmaking Mystery Series follows the same pattern as the first. A murder occurs clothes to the Perkins family and Ben is called upon to clear the family. Along the way, the reader gets a lot of information about soapmaking.
As a mystery, I would call it only average. However, the interactions between the Perkins clan are very humorous and true to life in a big family. I also find it refreshing that it is the man that's doing the snooping and the professional police officer is a woman.