Sunday, August 19, 2012

Marriage Can Be Murder, Every Wife Has A Story-Susan Santangelo

Marriage Can Be Murder, Every Wife Has A Story

Susan Santangelo

Baby Boomer Mysteries Press, Jul 1 2012, $15.00

ISBN: 9780985779900

On Nantucket Island, Jenny and Mark are marrying while her brother Mike and his wife Marlee who wed in Tahiti will renew their vows in front of family. The father of the bride Jim is unhappy with the location and having to travel to a remote island; while the mother Carol is pleased for her children especially since competent wedding planner Tiffani of Cinderella Weddings hosts the event.

Carol knows that Bob, husband of her BFF Nancy, is having an affair with Tiffani. Though Carol conceals what she knows in spite of pangs of guilt, Nancy learns who her spouse is cheating with. Nancy turns to Dream Dates on-line dating. During a midnight bladder call, Carol sees Bob standing over the corpse of Tifani at an eerie spot that haunts her. Though she tells the police, Carol, with Jim not quite as adamant for her to mind her business, investigates for the sake of her friend.

The third Baby Boomer Mystery (see Retirement Can Be Murder and Moving Can Be Murder) is a wonderful extended family affair as even the canines Lucy and Ethel help in the investigation. The cast is fully developed with most boomers understanding Carol’s bladder “talking” to her. The inquiry is fun as Susan Santangelo provides a wonderful wedding amateur sleuth.

Harriet Klausner

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