“All Murders Final” is the third book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series by Sherry Harris. The first book in the series, “Tagged for Death” was a nominee for the prestigious Agatha Award for best first novel.
Sarah has started a virtual garage sale site. This seemed much easier that dealing with the many hassles of real garage sales, especially during the long New England winter. But even these sales include the nightmares of dealing with difficult customers.
As the story opens, Sarah uncovers a dead body, when she stops to pick up a vintage table cloth that she has bought on the virtual garage sale site. The owner of the table cloth is in the driveway with the tablecloth stuffed in her mouth. Then Sarah gets a photo on the PopIt app showing her looking in the dead woman’s car. She swallows her pride and asks her ex-husband, the chief of police for help.
This is also a story about love, in all its interesting and complicated forms, from the story of Jerusha haunting the Wayside Inn waiting for her betrothed to return, to warped sick ones to wonderful ones.
The result is a fast paced mystery full of twists and turns. But as with all good cozy mysteries, the strength of the story is in the characters. I loved the interactions between Sarah and her ex-husband. It was a model for how all divorces should be handled.
I strongly recommend this book.
Five stars out of five.
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I had purchased the second book in the series and read it on Saturday, by Sunday morning I had downloaded the other two and read all three! I love this series, cannot wait for the next one!
I’m so glad you like them!
I’m excited about this wonderful, new website, Lynn! Congratulations! And I’m a fan of Sherry’s series, too. I like your comment about cozies — that “the strength of the story is in the characters.” I feel the same way.
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Thanks so much!
I agree with, Susan — it was a wonderful site and will be a great resource for readers and authors!