Thursday, October 13, 2016

Book Review: Mystery at the Fair:by Connie Cockrell

Our county fair is celebrating it's 105th run!

How about yours?

mystery at the fair cover


When Jean Hays discovers the desiccated corpse of local quilting legend Ina Grange in a storage container on the fairgrounds where she’s volunteering, she inadvertently starts uncovering a deadly conspiracy just under the surface of the sleepy town. Jean knows she should probably just drop it and let Police Chief Nick White get on with the business of solving the case, but her years in the Air Force left her itching to get things done, and done right. After all, where’s the harm in some gossip and some questions? But the harm quickly becomes apparent when Jean is attacked. The message is clear: Get out. Leave Greyson. Don’t come back. Too bad Jean’s not the kind of woman to run away from such a blatant challenge. This isn’t her first rodeo, and it sure as shade won’t be her last. Between managing the annual Greyson fair and pursuing the shadowy trail of destruction left by the murderer, Jean has her hands full dealing with drunken brawls and nasty falls, suspicious ex-wives and keen-sharp knives. And that’s not to mention the stubborn Police Chief himself. Will Jean find the truth before the killer decides enough is enough?


Some how I missed this book last year! Not quite sure how, but I was lucky to snag an ebook copy this past week, and finished it in a few afternoons of car line (OH how I will NOT miss that homeschooling!)!
It is a super quick read, but if you've dealt with your local county fair, one that will have you laughing and nodding the whole way through! Connie is spot on with the problems, personalities and issues that arise from and during a fair! It's fun to read a book with OLDER characters (ie middle age), and a simple mystery (well, not quite so simple, but not too many twists). Here's hoping they'll be a new book in this series soon, I, for one, would like to see how things turn out between Nick and Jean! ANd you will too, once you read this fun Fall read!

About the Author:

Connie Cockrell grew up in upstate NY, just outside of Gloversville, NY. She now lives in Payson, AZ with her husband: hiking, gardening, and playing bunko. Connie Cockrell began writing in response to a challenge from her daughter in October 2011 and has been hooked ever since. She writes about whatever comes into her head so her books could be in any genre. She's published fourteen books so far, has been included in five different anthologies and been published on Connie's always on the lookout for a good story idea. Beware, you may be the next one. Check out her website for more info

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