2 star rating
Murder Sends a Postcard
A Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery, Book #3
By Christy Fifield
ISBN# 9780425252291
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

murder-sends-a-postcard-haunted-souvenir-shop-mystery-christy-fifieldThe small town of Keyhole Bay is in an uproar over the Yankee auditor that just arrived in town to investigate the local bank’s shady dealings; many residents thinking she’s there to ruin the town and everything they hold dear.  But once Bridget wonders into Southern Treasures and Glory has a chance to talk to her, Glory realizes she’s just doing her job and that she’s a nice person; one she hopes to be friends with.

But that friendship is cut short when Bridget is found dead in the home she is staying in.  The preliminary reports state she died of a drug overdose.  Glory just can’t believe Bridget is into drugs and either does Bridget’s brother, Buddy, when he comes to town to take over the audit.

Glory is determined to solve this mystery and, find out what really happened.  And, her Uncle Louis has been giving one seemingly pointless clue over and over through Glory’s parrot: find the postcards.  What does that mean? And, how does it pertain to this case?

I really wanted to like this book.  And, I can honestly say that I didn’t not like it, but I wasn’t really all that impressed either.  It was just a run-of-the-mill mystery story, but there was nothing all that special about it.  Most of it was Glory’s day to day life, which let’s face it, can be pretty dull at times.

This was a story about the mystery, but it never really seemed like the mystery was in the forefront, even when it was.  I’m not even sure how that’s possible.  It seemed like even getting the new Bluebeard merchandise was more prevalent than Bridget’s death. There really wasn’t any edge of your seat excitement.  The author did attempt it at the end of the book, but it fell a little short for me.

At this point in the series, I’m more interested in the relationships between the different characters than I am about what murder there is to solve.  I’d like to get a closer look at Riley and Karen’s  reconnection, and of course I’m ready for Jake and Glory to quit being so cautious and fly by the seat of their pants into something a little more serious.  I get the feeling they both want to, but need something to give them the little push they need!

I’m not ready to give up on this series yet, but I really hope we get to see a more emotional side in the next installment!