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Murder at the Million Dollar Pier (Three Snowbirds Book 2) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07WMN9V79
- Publisher : Mystery and Horror LLC (September 27, 2019)
- Publication date : September 27, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3342 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 227 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,558,324 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After checking into the very elite Vinoy Hotel across from the new pier, things start to take on a disastrous turn. Teddy comes face to face with her ex-fiance, Ansel Stevens. The breakup 30 years ago was not a pretty one including Ansel tarnishing Teddy’s reputation and causing her family great hardship. When Ansel dies in the middle of a sailing race and after having had two very public confrontations, Teddy is the lead and only suspect when his death proves to have been murder.
Detective Joe Knaggs will have his hands full proving his case. Cornelia and her Uncle Percival know Teddy is innocent. Determined to prove it will means going out and finding the evidence themselves. That of course causes a few problems including having folks thinking that Percival and Teddy are engaged.
Can Cornelia prove her friends innocence and keep her military career intact? Are those that seem to be helpful really on their side? Will they actually find an ally in Mitch, a reporter for the Saint Petersburg Times or is he just another reporter out to get a story? Will the method of the murder point even more fingers at Teddy with her medical knowledge thanks to her previous employment in the service?
MURDER AT THE MILLION DOLLAR PIER is a wonderful well-written story oo life in the 1920’s from the building of magnificent structures to illegal liquor in clubs with escape routes. It shows the different classes of society and how different our legal system was during that time. Throw in adventure of a wager thrown down in the name of love, a woman finally getting retribution for a wrong and a murder to figure out whodunit will have you turning pages and falling in love with the quirky Uncle Percival, pulling for Teddy’s innocence to be proven and cheering for Cornelia who seems to keep everything and everyone held together.
Love the way the authors did their homework in making events and places as accurate and true to time period as possible. The added information at the back of the book documented true events and how they connected to the story was very interesting and a welcome touch.
MURDER AT THE MILLION DOLLAR PIER can definitely be read as a standalone. I have not read the first book in this series and had no problem reading the second book. In fact, reading this book has me wanted to also read the first book in the series to enjoy this delightful trio even more. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a great cozy mystery, a book that gives a glimpse of how things were in the past or if you just want a delightful book to read.
I was sucked into this story a bit more than book 1. While I enjoyed the first book, I found it a bit slow. This one, maybe since I know the characters now, grabbed me immediately. It is written well. I love this trio. They are so fun to read and follow about all over. These books give a bit of mystery, history, and intrigue all in one.
From the vacation antics to the tales from wars long past, this book was definitely one to read when you want to relax.
Roaring Twenties historical fiction is a favorite of mine. It is the time when the rules for proper behavior began to be challenged and in many cases ignored. This showed most in women’s fashions and their push for independence from their families. There are wonderful examples of this in all of the main characters in this story. You have party girl Teddy who is no longer a girl contrasted with her more staid friend who would love to be so free but can’t quite bring herself there. There are also the Stevens girls, who despite a domineering father are pushing to make their own choices.
Descriptions of 1920’s St. Petersburg and its surroundings along with the upscale seaside hotel, The Vinoy, as a backdrop for the story become almost characters in the story themselves. The spirit of building a new community comes thru superbly and I enjoyed the trips around town almost as much as solving the mystery.
I haven’t read the first book, but it is obvious that Cornelia and Teddy have a shared history and are quite close. This read well as a stand-alone. I am looking forward to further installments in this series.
I received a complimentary evaluation copy of this book. All opinions and insights are my own.