Dana Logan and Sarah Cafferty are two of mystery’s most unlikely investigators. Both in their middle years, they share a home and an appetite for crime detection. When they get word that Dana’s sister, Georgi, has died unexpectedly, they travel from California to Wyoming in their RV.
Immediately upon arrival, Dana is struck by inconsistencies in the story surrounding her sister’s death. The pair decide to investigate. This resolve is strengthened when Sarah falls ill at dinner, from what appears to be a near fatal allergy. Could it be something more?
Spurred by this incident, Dana contacts the state authorities when she discovers that the county sheriff is her late sister’s brother-in-law.
While going through Georgi’s things, Dana discovers her sister’s diary. This proves to be an invaluable tool, leading them to other clues.
Diary of a Murder is a well crafted, fast paced novel. Jean Henry Mead beautifully captures the wily intuitiveness of her two senior sleuths. I highly recommend this book for any lover of mystery. Five gold acorns!
© Dellani Oakes 2011