cover image Deadly Vintage: A Molly Doyle Mystery

Deadly Vintage: A Molly Doyle Mystery

Elaine Flinn, . . Perseverance, $14.95 (259pp) ISBN 978-1-880284-87-2

Carmel, Calif., comes alive in Flinn's engaging fourth mystery to feature Molly Doyle, antiques dealer and reluctant but adept sleuth. Having barely begun to recover from her last adventure, Deadly Collection (2006), with the help of her close-knit group of friends and her 12-year-old niece, Emma, Molly is anxious to begin redecorating the tasting room of Carla Jessop's winery, Bello Lago. But when Carla's abusive husband, Todd, is shot dead just as he's about to confront Molly at a party at Bello Lago, Molly becomes a suspect in Todd's murder, along with her beau, Carmel police chief Kenneth Randall. Once again, Molly delves at considerable personal risk into a homicide case. Full of interesting antiques lore, this expertly plotted whodunit is a must-read for cozy fans. (Sept.)