LOVE IS IN THE AIR! ALONG WITH RAGE, HATRED, AND MURDER…
A really great combination for mystery readers who love a dash of romance! Fans of this slightly psychic cozy series will be thrilled to hear that retired psychologist Promise McNeal’s about to marry her mountain man, Daniel Allen, right about…. now! The lovebirds (along with Daniel’s daughter Susan) have flown from their North Carolina home to St. Simon’s and Jekyll Island, Ga. in search of the perfect wedding venue.
But all is not well in paradise. On the Golden Isles, they find evil dressed in a summer tuxedo, a cursed Chinese chair that’s also a World War II relic, the ruthlessly ambitious TV talk show host Aileen Wang, and the secret of a sixty-year-old murder rising from the coastal fog. Really…what’s not to like?
And yet…author James has more up her sleeve. Just as the wedding party assembles, someone shoots first Aileen and then kills two possible witnesses. With that, Promise trades in her bridal veil for trenchcoat, fedora, and the famous intuition that makes her such a talented amateur detective.
Though not exactly qualifying for Miss Marple-hood or Jessica Fletcher status in terms of age—she’s only in her fifties—Promise will satisfy the kind of fan who loves to see a female sleuth of a certain age (and gentility, of course!) kick posterior, as Promise herself might say.
She’s sure to appeal to fans of cozies, especially those by Julia Spencer-Fleming and Louise Penny, and those with a light sprinkling of psychic suspense; admirers of amateur sleuths and their close sisters female private investigators; readers of supernatural suspense and psychic detective fiction of all sorts; and especially to fans of other great North Carolina mystery authors like Margaret Maron, Barbara Neely, Elizabeth Daniels Squire, and Vicki Lane.
This is the THIRD Promise McNeal mystery,