A Plague Among Us
A Chautauqua Murder Mystery
by Deb Pines
September 1-30, 2021 Tour
When Al Martin, the editor of a satiric newspaper in Chautauqua, N.Y., reportedly dies of COVID-19, the local consensus is: good riddance...
A sister suspects foul play. She wonders why Al was cremated in a hurry. The police stay out of it.
So it takes reporter and relentless snoop Mimi Goldman to try to find which of Al's haters— including an estranged wife, three bitter siblings, a secretive caregiver, old enemies and the many targets of Al's poison-pen sarcasm—might be a ruthless killer.
The novel, No. 8 in a series called “an Agatha Christie for the text-message age,” once again offers page-turning suspense. Wit. And the unforgettable setting of Chautauqua, a quirky, churchy, lakeside, Victorian cottage-filled summer arts community that launched an adult-education movement Teddy Roosevelt called “the most American thing in America.”
Al Martin didn’t seem to think Covid 19 was enough of a plague on society. He thought it was better to come up with more plagues and associate them with people. Find a way to make fun. In a small town where everyone knows everyone, that is a very dangerous hobby. So did he really die of Covid? Or did someone want his money and put a “plague” on good old Al?
An enjoyable book. If I tell you that the amateur sleuths are a former newspaper reporter and her friend, 94-year-old Sylvia, do not think this is a book about old people. It’s a book about all ages and all kinds of people. It’s a mystery about death and murder and yet Mimi and her friend Sylvia can be pretty funny. It lends a light and humorous air to the atmosphere.
This is Book 8 from a series titled “Mimi Goldman Chautauqua Mysteries”. It can definitely be read as a stand-alone. This was my first Deb Pines book. I’m going back to start at Book 1 and catch up!
Kirkus Reviews calls A Plague Among Us “an intriguing and engaging crime tale” and “enjoyable novel” with “captivating characters.”
Published by: KDP
Publication Date: July 1, 2021
Number of Pages: 280
Series: Mimi Goldman Chautauqua Mysteries, Book 8 | Each book can be read as a Stand-Alone Mystery
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads
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Deb Pines, an award-winning headline writer for the New York Post, is the author of seven Mimi Goldman novels and one novelette all set in the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York where they are top sellers.
A former reporter, Deb is also a lover of puns, show tunes and indoor cycling. She lives in New York City with her husband Dave.
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