Alex is allowing a craft fair to be held on the grounds of his inn and one of the crafters - a blacksmith is impaled with a rod that appeared to have been made by a rival. The small town sheriff bumbles about suspecting that rival, but the blacksmith had a lot of enemies. As usual Alex is drawn into investigating things for himself.
These books are short, fast, cozy reads and I've enjoyed every Myers book I've read, this innkeeping series and his other craft series.
Unfortunately after the second book, this series has run it's course with me. No real spark or endearing characters that make you want to dive into the next one.
Alex Winston runs a bed and breakfast that has the distinction of having a replica of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and its outbuildings. What's so curious about that, well, there is no water around just a lighthouse sitting in the foothills of North Carolina.
While embroiled in the daily duties of running the inn and trying to bring the lighthouse back to its glory, Alex agrees to let Shantana run the Golden Days Fair on his property. Things seem to be going smoothly, that is until a local blacksmith is found impaled with a very unique piece of metalwork and everyone seems to be a suspect.
This story quickly bogs down and by the time the killer is revealed, it really doesn't matter because my attention is no longer on the book. My mind has wandered and I was trying to figure out what I was going to read next. Not a good sign.
The second book in the Lighthouse Inn series is just as good as the first one. It keeps you reading page after page and is hard to put down. Clever mystery, great descriptions and likeable cast of characters are all mixed together in this super cozy mystery that will keep you guessing. You'll enjoy it!!