Miz Scarlet and the Acrimonious Attorney
The sixth book in the popular cozy mystery series laced with humor and romance…
"Sara Barton's books are fun to read. With her quick turn of phrases and lively banter, the stories bring a smile, a chuckle, maybe even a full belly laugh to the reader."
Scarlet Wilson made a mistake when she quoted Shakespeare. "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Less than an hour later, a lawyer was murdered in a parking garage in Hartford, Connecticut. Not just any lawyer, her lawyer!
When she discovers C. Philip Grimshaw's dead body shortly after their meeting, she's stunned. But while she's on the phone with the 9-1-1 dispatcher, she unexpectedly comes face-to-face with his killer. Connecticut State Police homicide investigator Laurencia "Larry" Rivera, Scarlet's long-time friend, just happens to be in the vicinity as part of a task force, working with the Hartford Police, when the call comes in. Do people really believe Miz Scarlet was involved in the murder? Challenged by Larry to solve the case before the Hartford cops can make an arrest, the intrepid "arm chair" amateur sleuth is determined to figure out this "whodunit", lest she lose the bet and be stuck hosting Larry's opinionated, sharp-tongued mother at the Four Acorns Inn. Scarlet doesn't believe it was a bungled robbery or an attempted car-jacking gone wrong. She thinks the killer knew C. Philip Grimshaw and came to the parking garage intending to murder the acrimonious attorney. That weapon was a dead giveaway!
Worried that she might be in harm's way, Kenny Tolliver, Miz Scarlet's "significant other", invites her to accompany him to the Florida Keys as his investigative assistant on the case. He hopes the couple will have time for romance. But that will have to wait. How did the killer find her in Florida?