Tallulah Jones’s whole world is melting. Her ice cream parlor, Remember the A-la-mode, is struggling, and she’s stooped to catering a party for her sleezeball ex-husband Wayne and his arm candy girlfriend Brittany.
Worst of all? Her dreamy high school sweetheart shows up on her front porch, swirling up feelings Tally doesn’t have time to deal with.
Things go from ugly to plain old awful when Brittany turns up dead and all eyes turn to Tally as the murderer.
With the help of her hell-raising cousin Bree, her precocious niece Alice, and her long-lost-super-confusing love Finn, Tally has to dip into the heart of Dalliance, Texas’s most scandalous secrets to catch a murderer…before someone puts Tally and her dreams on ice for good.
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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM by Wendy Lyn Watson | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.
“This lighthearted peek into small-town secrets and rumors carries enough good humor, emotional honesty, plot twists, and recipes to entertain and satisfy.” — Publishers Weekly
“A delightful amateur sleuth who is not only exciting but also never melts down.” — Midwest Book Review
“Watson takes the mystery reader on a wild Texas stampede in I Scream, You Scream…Humor abounds and the novel features lively, interesting characters.” — Gumshoe
“Readers will just adore Tally and her no-nonsense attitude. I Scream, You Scream is an enjoyable visit to small-town Texas with a helping of murder to boot.” — Fresh Fiction
“I Scream, You Scream by Wendy Lyn Watson is a deliciously written cozy mystery that will delight chick lit fans, especially those who like added suspense. There is enough humor and plots twists to keep the characters engaging, and the love story is nicely played with the “did he or didn’t he?” thrown in.” — Chick Lit Plus
Despite some serious temptation, the only thing Wendy Lyn Watson has killed so far is a pint of ice cream. Well, pints. Plural. A lot of them.
When she isn’t tasting her way from chai ginger chip to balsamic strawberry to Mexican vanilla, Wendy teaches American government and constitutional law to college students. She lives in a completely neglected historic home in North Texas with the most patient man in the world and the Tabby Congress (Tiberius, Blaze, and Squeak-a-Doodle). Between teaching, writing, volunteering with the Modified Dolls, and more, life is busy but the cherry on every single sundae.
Watson (A Dark Day for a White Wedding) launches a flavorful cozy mystery series about Tallulah Jones, who struggles to keep her ice cream parlor afloat while dealing with the failure of her 17-year marriage to smarmy entrepreneur Wayne Jones. Swallowing her pride, Tally caters dessert at Wayne's annual luau, but his trashy girlfriend, Brittanie, keels over from poison in specially marked containers of ice cream sauce. Determined to clear her name, Tally probes the gossipy social circles of Dalliance, Tex., where it seems everyone had a reason to hate Brittanie. The return to town of newspaper reporter Finn Harper, the high school flame Tally once dumped for Wayne, only complicates the situation. This lighthearted peek into smalltown secrets and rumors carries enough good humor, emotional honesty, plot twists and recipes to entertain and satisfy.
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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM is a delightful book. The characters are unique and memorable, Watson's humor graces every page, and the mystery kept me guessing until the end. Fans of light, fun reads are sure to enjoy this one.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book.