Ditched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery)

Ditched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery) - J.C. Eaton Sophie (Phee) Kimball has taken a year leave of absence from the Minnesota Police Department to do the accounting for her friend Nate Williams new detective agency, Nate who's recently retired from the Mankato Police Department. The only problem with the new job is that it's in Arizona and her mother is now just a short drive away instead of a couple of states away.

Business is booming at the detective office and Phee is very busy setting up the books at Williams’ PI office, the last thing she needs is a phone call from her mother, but that's exactly what she gets. Her mother wants to complain about Phee's aunt who has recently moved into town is also planning her 2nd wedding. Then she gets a call from her Aunt Ina asking for a small favor. Ina wants Phee to go La Petite Patisserie to take care of the desserts for the wedding. Before long Phee is busy with all the wedding details that Ina asks her to take care of. She learns there is bad blood between the tent rental company, La Petite Patisserie, and the fancy restaurant catering the dinner. When the body of Julien Rossier, the head of La Petite, is found a few feet away from the wedding location, Phee starts to wonder and worry if the wedding will even take place.

While dealing with the wedding Phee finds herself with her hands full at the office handling all the new business coming in. Nate is busy handling a case involving, Theodore Sizeman, who was found dead near his golf cart in the local golf course. Then the groom goes missing as the evidence starts to point to him, with Nate busy tied up on a couple of cases, Phee decides to use what limited investigative skills she has to learn who was responsible for the murders, and hopefully save the wedding.

This book is a well-written, steady paced and humorous mystery. The characters are well developed, likeable, and often quirky. This is a fast and fun read,with enough suspects, twists and turns, and red herrings to keep the reader engaged and guessing who did the crime until the end.