Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding
A Maggie Summer, Antique Print Mystery by Lea Wait
Review: New Jersey antique print dealer Maggie Summer is in Massachusetts helping her best friend Gussie prepare for her upcoming wedding, only to get drawn into a murder investigation when the body of a man washes ashore in Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding, the sixth mystery in this series by Lea Wait.
The man is identified as Dan Jeffrey, who had lived in the cape community of Winslow for two years. When Maggie and Gussie pay their respects to the dead man's cousin, Cordelia, they are surprised to see a young woman from Colorado, who claims to be Dan's daughter, Diana Hopkins. Except she says her father died two years ago. Cordelia can offer no explanation about her cousin other than to confirm he showed up two years ago and needed a place to stay. Maggie juggles an informal investigation into Dan Jeffrey's life and death with helping Gussie prepare for her big day and set up her new home. But as Gussie's wedding date nears, so does Hurricane Tasha, which is speeding up the eastern coast and targeting Cape Cod.
Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding is a very enjoyable and suspenseful mystery. Maggie is a charming character and great friend. Her intelligence and graciousness are on display at all times. The small town setting that provides a backdrop to Maggie's investigation is also appealing. Each chapter opens with information about an "antique print", several of which are by Winslow Homer, the town's namesake.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding.
Acknowledgment: Perseverance Press provided a copy of Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
Shadows of a Down East Summer
Perseverance Press (Trade Paperback), April 2011
ISBN-13: 9781564744975; ISBN-10: 1564744973
Shadows on a Maine Christmas
Perseverance Press (Trade Paperback), September 2014
ISBN-13: 9781564745477; ISBN-10: 1564745473
Location(s) referenced in Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding by Lea Wait — A Maggie Summer, Antique Print Mystery
Publisher: Perseverance Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: April 2013
List Price: $15.95
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