This is the first book in a new spin-off series simply called Peg and Rose, and it’s by Laurien Berenson who introduced Aunt Peg Turnbull in her long-running Melanie Travis series. I really got a kick out of Peg being the main character and her sister-in-law Rose being her sidekick. This book had all the scoop and backstory you could want on both the ladies’ characters. Rose might come off as a meek ex-nun, but she can tell people off or do things when needed like when she’s facing down a killer!
My Goodreads review:
Oh my goodness, these two ladies are a real hoot and so much fun to read all their bickering and banter, which actually did get better from the original kinda-hatred state for each other they’d been in. This is a spin-off series from the Melanie Travis Mysteries by the same author, only I hadn’t really read enough of that series to know a whole lot about Aunt Peg except she was no-nonsense, stern and very into her dog shows and poodles. It was cool to see her be the star and comment on how Melanie probably would be jealous of all this action they were seeing, lol.
I hadn’t really suspected whodunit, but I sure loved what cute little creature got to help at the showdown! And Peg’s heart seemed to grow a size or two throughout the book because she did something super sweet at the end for Rose. (Just don’t tell Peg I said she was being sweet LOL!)
Gotta admit I wasn’t really into the bridge playing aspect of the story at all but luckily it was fairly short-lived as far as actual bridge scenes. Wonder what these two will get up to now that the murder’s solved? I guess the next book might tell us that! This one releases tomorrow, August 30, 2022.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Kensington Cozies via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.