In Railroaded 4 Murder, Phee works as a bookkeeper for a private investigation firm in Arizona. Their latest client, Roxanne, thinks her husband, Wilbur, is cheating on her. Roxanne and Wilbur as well as Phee’s mother, Harriet, live in Sun City West, a massive Arizona retirement community.
Wilbur is found dead near the outdoor model railroad exhibit. Nearby is a bloody tap shoe. Roxanne is in a tap dance club. Was Wilbur murdered by Roxanne? Or by his alleged mistress? Or someone completely different? Phee has to find out with the help of her mom and her mother’s book club friends. She also has to plan her “simple” wedding to finance Marshal that hopefully will not include a dancing Chiweenie named Streetman, her mother’s beloved dog.
This series is just do much fun! I look forward to reading each one. Railroaded 4 Murder is a particularly good entry to the series because Phee is getting married! The older characters in the novel add endless enjoyment with their blunt talk and endless gossiping. It sounds so enjoyable to live like them that I researched Sun City West. The setting is completely real!
Overall, I recommend Railroaded 4 Murder 100%. It offers genuine and varied characters. The mystery has enough red herrings to hold any armchair detective’s interest. But the best part is that you will laugh-out-loud at some of the antics of the retirement crowd. It’s perfect for fans of Meg Landslow or early Stephanie Plum books. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About Railroaded 4 Murder
Railroaded 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery)
8th in Series
Publisher : Kensington (August 24, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback : 336 pages
ISBN-10 : 1496724577
ISBN-13 : 978-1496724571
Digital ASIN : B08P7YRSTN
While planning her wedding, Sophie “Phee” Kimball gets sidetracked by the murder of a model train enthusiast . . .
Phee’s marriage to Marshall Gregory promises to be the wedding of the year in Arizona’s Sun City West—that is, if you ask her mother Harriet. But before she can walk down the aisle, it looks like she has to solve one more murder. At a model train exhibit, Phee, Harriet, and their beloved Chiweenie, Streetman, discover the body of Sun City West’s railroad club president, with an incriminating tap shoe near his lifeless corpse.
Wilbur Maines may have loved model trains but apparently he was not a model husband. There are rumors of affairs with hot-to-trot hobbyists the Choo-Choo Chicks. The police suspect his wife—and Harriet’s friend—Roxanne, who dances with the Rhythm Tappers, but Phee’s mom is convinced they’re on the wrong track. Before the poor woman is railroaded into spending the rest of her life behind bars, Phee, Harriet, and the book club ladies will need to do some fancy footwork, infiltrate the dance group, and find the real culprit before the killer leaves the station . . .
About J.C. Eaton
J.C. Eaton is the wife and husband team of Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp. Ann spent most of her life in education, first as a classroom teacher and later as a middle school principal and professional staff developer. She has eight published YA time travel mysteries and over a decade of experience writing nonfiction for Jones Publishing and Madavor Media trade magazines. When James retired as the tasting room manager for a large upstate New York winery, he never imagined he’d be co-authoring cozy mysteries with his wife. Nonfiction in the form of informational brochures and workshop materials treating the winery industry were his forte, along with an extensive background and experience in construction that started with his service in the U.S. Navy.
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