Conspiracy, suspects, bedlam, and murder!
"My name is Lemon Layne, and if asked to describe myself, like maybe on a dating site (which is never gonna happen), I'd have to go with best convenience store/barbecue joint owner in the Pacific Northwest.
I live in the tiny tourist town of Fig Harbor, Washington with my adorably neurotic best friend, Coco Belinski, my a-little-left- of-center (read totally out there) mom, May, and my troublemaking pet monkey, Jessica Fletcher. Oh, and last but certainly not least, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool amateur sleuth.
Yep. I'm literally incapable of resisting a good mystery. No matter how great or small, I love to stick my nose into...er, help solve a crime. From the mysterious disappearance of Ho Hos in my store, to a lost piece of jewelry, I'm always ready to put on my Sherlock Holmes cap (I really do have one. Got it when I was eight).
When I find my mother's ex-boyfriend murdered in our convenience store bathroom with a piece of his skull missing, and my mom's a suspect in a murder investigation, my mystery solving goes from zero to a hundred.
To really make matters worse, the town's local conspiracy theorist and official doomsday prepper, Cappie somehow finds out the victim isn't just missing a piece of his skull--he's missing a piece of his brain! And that's when off the wall Cappie starts spreading word the zombie apocalypse has officially arrived in our tiny burg.
Total chaos ensues and I have to pick my way through everything from weekend warrior zombie hunters to medical mysteries in order to catch a killer!"
Zombies? Really? Not real, right?
Find out in Prawn of the Dead, Book 1 of A Lemon Layne Mystery series from USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy. A Pacific Northwest mystery with amateur sleuth Lemon Layne, the best Sherlock Holmes wannabe west of the Mississippi!
A Lemon Layne Mystery series by Dakota Cassidy
1. Prawn of the Dead
2. Play That Funky Music White Koi
What readers are saying...
"Lemon is now my favorite quirky mystery hunter. Move over Agatha, there's a new duo in town – Lemon and her spider monkey JF." ~Kim
"The is a great summer time book that will have you laughing out loud and cheering on the cast of characters." ~Stacie Bug
"...the story is a fun and funny romp … a collection of quirky and often hilarious characters." ~Kiki S. (I am, Indeed)
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Mystery with Humor
What an excellent story! You have characters with unusual names such as Lemon, Justice, Coco to name a few. The story takes places in a small town but still you have interesting characters to meet. I like the whole spider monkey , Jessica Fletcher, who is very protective. The characters are like a small family because of the small town. But you have the modern internet and some unusual side stories. Read and enjoy as Lemon is a very different and unusual person/ detective!
Kind of dumb
You would assume the characters were around 16 with the silly banter, not mid 30's. Their ridiculous constant banter becomes incessantly annoying. I wouldn't recommend this book.