By: B. B. Haywood
Copyright February 2011
Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime
Candy Holliday has a mostly idyllic life in her seaside village of Cape Winnington, Maine. She helps her father on their blueberry farm, works part time for the local bakery, and handles the Community Activities column of the local weekly newspaper. She also occasionally gets to play Nancy Drew and helps solve a murder or two.
With the crowds of tourists beginning to flood the town for the beginning of the Memorial Day Weekend, Candy and her friends are looking forward to attending the Lobster Stew Cook-Off.
Candy gets a call from elderly Wilma Mae to please come to her home to discuss a problem. Wilma Mae explains that she had been the caretaker of Mr. Sedley’s seven time award winning recipe for Lobster Stew. He had actually made it for her as a gift when they were younger. The other problem is that Mr. Sedley also seems to be missing.
It appears that Candy, and her BFF Melissa are off and running on another mystery which leads to murder and lobster mayhem.
This is the second book in the Candy Holliday Mystery Series and Ms. Haywood has given us a tasty treat to enjoy. Candy Holliday is a well planned and fun character to hang out with. Her father and his crew add lots of color and senior humor to the mix.
FTC Full Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library with the full intent of reviewing it.