This is the third very fun book in the Lobster Shack series by Shari Randall. Aunt Gully is my favorite character, and I always enjoy any storyline she’s involved in. The particular side story in Drawn and Buttered was a good one, and I got such a kick out of her toward the end of it. Allie’s dance-related story had to do with an upcoming production of The Nutcracker that she was dancing in. She had longed to dance the Dewdrop role, but her doctor said her ankle was still not strong enough to withstand full-force pointe dancing.
My Goodreads review:
I loved this latest addition to the Lobster Shack series! It definitely made a great Halloween tale with the spooky scene in the cemetery where one of the local college students was found murdered–along with a stolen lobster–and all the talk of the ancestors of the founding family being ghosts or vampires. There were a lot of secrets and no shortage of suspects either. I wasn’t sure who did it, so it was just a fun ride to see how it all played out.
Aunt Gully was at top speed in this book. She’s such a character, and I know that I would get along with her really great. The side story of her being sweet-talked by a guy who wanted to franchise her chowder ended up in the usual hilarity. She milked the attention and gifts for all it was worth, but finally gave him her answer. Allie got Verity to go with her on a couple of sleuthing missions, and those always ended up being crazy.
Another side story was Allie getting a specialized role in The Nutcracker from her choreographer, since she was still being told by her doctor that her ankle wasn’t strong enough for dancing en pointe. Everyone had the usual happy ending, and I’m really anxious now for the next book.