Fixing to Die
A Southern Ladies Mystery
Berkley Prime Crime, 2017
From the back of the book, “It’s autumn down south, and An’gel and Dickce Ducote are in Natchez, Mississippi, at the request of Mary Turner Catlin, the granddaughter of an old friend. Mary and her husband, Henry Howard, live in Cliffwood, one of the beautiful antebellum homes for which Natchez is famous.
“Odd things have been happening in the house for years, and the French room in particular has become the focal point for spooky sensations. The Ducotes suspect the ghostly goings-on are caused by the living, but when a relative of the Catlins is found dead in the room, An’gel and Dickce must sift through a haunted family history to catch a killer.”
Another great cozy mystery by Miranda James! I love to follow these two ‘ladies of a certain age’ as they solve another murder mystery. This one involves crazy family members and maybe a ghost or two! They’re very genteel and lady-like in their ways but are able to overlook (with some disgust) the rude behavior of the younger generation around them. The suspect I had in mind turned out to be the killer but the ghost – well, that was a definite surprise!! My only disappointment is that I have to wait months and months for the next installment!
Rating 4 out of 5 paws for a good mystery that the reader has a ghost of a chance solving!!