I recently came across a delightful cozy mystery! Incomplete Sentence is the fourth book in the Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery series. I thought that the premise for the book sounded intriguing and decided to give it a try, even though I had not read the earlier books in the series. I found that I did not have a problem learning the characters and diving into the story. It was charming!
Full of humor and wit, along with a definite sense of coziness, Incomplete Sentence was fun to read. The heroine had quirks that made me laugh, such as constantly wanting to correct people’s grammar. The story was also filled with many interesting characters that gave it the “cozy” charm that these types of stories are known for.
The idea that there was a killer on the loose, and perhaps it was someone who had been on the run for two decades, kept me reading. There were several possible suspects and I appreciated that the author kept the story fresh in this way. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, I definitely recommend Incomplete Sentence.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Gregory Rasmussen, the infamous Rasputin Killer, never served the sentence handed down in absentia for a particularly brutal murder. He has eluded the law for years, but he is now believed to be in the North Country. When a resident is murdered at the local retirement home, speculation about the killer’s identity fills the headlines. Then another victim is found at Chez Prentice.
Trapped in her snowbound B&B with elderly new friend Hugh Channing, father of the first victim, and her baby, Janet, Amelia Prentice Dickensen and her staff are asking themselves: Where is the murderer? Is he really the Rasputin Killer? Could one of their guests be the infamous psychopath, known for his power to charm and his fine singing voice? Will publicity surrounding the discovery of a dead body in the basement put the B&B out of business?
Interspersed with humor and local Adirondack color, Amelia’s latest murder case is especially chilling.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ellen Edwards Kennedy (aka EEK) grew up in Miss Prentice’s region of far northern New York State and lived with her husband and children across the South and West. This has given her a deep love for these areas and a sharp ear for regional accents. Before becoming a mystery writer, she was an award-winning advertising copywriter. Along with the Miss Prentice Mysteries, she is the author of a Christian romance novella, “The Applesauce War,” in the anthology, THE FARMER’S BRIDE, from Barbour Books; and ANOTHER THINK COMING, a mystery set in Texas.
IRREGARDLESS OF MURDER introduces high school teacher Amelia Prentice, an ordinary woman thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Book Two in the Miss Prentice series, DEATH DANGLES A PARTICIPLE, follows the further adventures of Amelia as she tries to clear two of her students accused of a brutal murder, and book three, MURDER IN THE PAST TENSE, introduces us to Amelia and friends as teenagers. The fourth book in the series, INCOMPLETE SENTENCE, was released earlier this year. The fifth in the series, THE VILLAGE IDIOM, is in production.
Ellen writes articles at The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, http://www.twjm.com and at the SuspenseSisters website.
In recent months, she has written material for and performed in radio dramas on the Christian Car Guy Show on the Truth Christian Network. You can hear one of the plays here: http://christiancarguy.com/jimmy-and-the-road-hog/
She is a member of ChiLibris, American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Author’s Network, Light of Carolina Writers, Sisters in Crime, the Cary Writers’ Circle, Suspense Sisters and MurderMustAdvertise.
She and her husband live in North Carolina, are born-again Christians, and the happy, blessed grandparents of five little answers to prayer.