When Lee Woodyard accidentally runs into Sissy Smith - literally - she begins to take an interest in the young woman. Four months earlier, Sissy's husband was murdered in their home, and the local gossip is that Sissy did it even though she has an iron clad alibi.
Lee hires her as the bookkeeper at TenHuis Chocolade, but that just brings Sissy's problems into the shop. And when someone else dies and Sissy finds the body, Lee knows she needs to jump into overdrive to find the killer. Can she do it?
As always, this is a fun read. The plot is paramount and is always moving forward with some clue or complication to keep you turning the pages. The characters we get to know here are quite interesting and real. Of course, Lee, her husband Joe, and her aunt and step-uncle are fun to hang around. I always love spending time with them.
Early in the series, we were introduced to some other supporting characters, and I do wish the book would slow down a bit to give them more than a brief mention and a cameo for one of them. Likewise, there was what seemed to me a big aspect of the story that was hinted at but never fully resolved.
Complaints aside, time spent in Warner Pier is always fun. I will certainly plan a return trip.