"Danger was part of my job description, but none of my contingency plans anticipated an attack by a Maine Coon."
It’s summer on Whisper Island. Ex-cop-turned-private-investigator Maggie Doyle is looking forward to sun, fun, and romance. Instead, she gets bills, an assault allegation, and a busted wrist. To add insult to injury, there’s a movie being filmed on the island, and Maggie’s diva sister has been cast in it—her debut role. While other residents clamor for parts as extras, Maggie wants nothing to do with the shoot.
But when hotshot director Con Ryder asks Maggie to investigate a series of suspicious accidents on the movie set, she can’t afford to refuse. Maggie and her UFO-obsessed assistant, Lenny, go undercover as extras, with Lenny intent on enjoying every second of the experience, and Maggie determined to solve the mystery and leave as quickly as possible. Maggie’s hopes for a quick-fix solution are shot to pieces when the woman who accused her of assault turns up dead.
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For more murder and mayhem with Maggie and her friends be sure to check out the other Movie Club Mystery books!
Some Like it Shot earns 5/5 Film Shots...Engaging Fun!
Zara Keane has penned another entertaining cozy romp with Maggie Doyle, her ex-cop PI, excited over the impending romantic getaway with Liam Reynolds, her boyfriend and local Garda sergeant. Business is slow, the weather’s been chancy, and her only client wants her to find a missing prized cat named Quibbles—which does make a few key appearances to delight “fur” friend fans. But, as it happens, their plans are interrupted, and the delightful mystery begins. Maggie and her associate Lenny Logan are enlisted by the director of a film crew to uncover details behind various “accidents” that have plagued his film’s production. Added complication comes from an injury to Maggie’s wrist and her sister. Beth is in the film and may be an intended victim, putting their sibling conflicts on full, realistic, display. But, it’s the murder of Theresa Crawley, a not-well-liked restaurateur, taking center stage and requiring a more “undercover” operation. Entertaining! Zara sets this Irish drama on the neighboring Dolphin Island, creating a marvelous environment with her descriptive, sensory-laden language of Dunfarrig Castle, the Poison Garden, and the surrounding area along with a variety of characters. Through realistic and engaging dialogue, she has developed some wonderfully complex personalities from endearing to quirky, clever to murderous. The drama, which included Liam’s robbery case, was deliciously fun to unwrap, challenging with misdirection, but you can’t ignore Lenny who offers a few giggles...I loved it all!
Disclosure: I received an ARC from author. My review is voluntary with honest insights and comments.
Another Whisper Island Winner
Whisper Island PI Maggie Doyle and her associate Lenny are back and their adventures are always entertaining, filled with humorous situations and characters throughout. Her sister is making her movie debut and after several questionable accidents, Maggie is hired as an undercover extra on the movie set on nearby Dolphin Island. After injuring her right arm in a tumble with an ill-tempered potential client and the stalled case of a valuable missing Maine Coon cat, Maggie and Lenny are ready to get into costume and discover who is sabotaging the set. I love the diverse characters and Zara Keane has created some especially memorable ones for this book. The Irish setting with a castle and a poison garden makes for a fascinating mystery and I was immediately captivated. Quibbles, the missing feline, will make a timely appearance and Sergeant Liam, Maggie’s boyfriend, will find there is a link to his current stolen jewels case. This is the perfect escape for a stressful time and I highly recommend the entire series. Although I received an ARC, this review is my honest opinion.
Some Like It Shot
I really enjoy this series!
I’m looking forward to more books!!