The Day Will Come
A Stella Crown Mystery by Judy Clemens
Review: Cow farmer Stella Crown comes to the aid of a good friend accused of murder in her fourth mystery, The Day Will Come by Judy Clemens.
Stella's life revolves around her farm, her friends, her Harley-Davidson bike, and rock-and-roll music. When a small, but very popular, band returns to Philadelphia where their success began, Jordan, the sound technician and a good friend of Stella's, is able to get Stella and her boyfriend Nick tickets even though it is a sold out performance. Between sets, Jordan takes them backstage to meet the group in person while he checks on some problems with the sound system. When a bomb is found, the area is immediately evacuated with no apparent casualties. Later, however, the police discover the band's manager missing, money from a vault taken, and the lead singer, Genna, dead, beaten to death. When it becomes clear that Jordan is the prime suspect in all the crimes, Stella goes to his aid and begins asking questions.
The Day Will Come is a lot about interpersonal relationships, and though the murder is the central point of the mystery, the story includes several subplots that add to the depth and appeal to Stella's character. The most poignant of these involves Nick who fears he must break off his relationship with Stella. The most amusing involves another good friend who's getting married and has "nothing to wear".
This well written book should appeal to a wide range of mystery readers. The whodunit aspect is well done, and background information about farming, bikers, and even rock-and-roll, any of which may be unknown to readers, is presented in an easy to appreciate and understand manner.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The Day Will Come.
Acknowledgment: Poisoned Pen Press provided an ARC of The Day Will Come for this review.
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Poisoned Pen Press (Hardcover), September 2008
ISBN-13: 9781590583005; ISBN-10: 1590583000
Location(s) referenced in The Day Will Come: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Day Will Come by Judy Clemens — A Stella Crown Mystery
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: August 2007
List Price: $24.95