Today I'm featuring a recent blog tour read, Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany. It's the first book in the new Catskill Summer Resort mystery series.
First Chapter: "My neighbor Mrs. Francesco heard him at a club in the city. Vulgar, unamusing, and all-around offensive were the words she used. As if that wasn't bad enough, he was even worse the second night!" Mrs. Brownville blew a plume of smoke into my face. I gave my best professional smile, but it wasn't easy.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
I am a dedicated Vicki Delany fan and read several of her ongoing cozy series. Of course I jumped at the chance to begin her newest series, Catskill Summer Resort Mysteries. The opening paragraph gives a snapshot of the era the story is set in--the 1950's, when smoking was a popular habit and sensitivities around risque humor were prevalent.
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