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Secret of the Jetty: The SoCal Sleuths, Book 1 is a sleuth mystery novel written by Rina Torri. Peggy, Barb, and Cassie were enjoying an early morning stroll along South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad when Peggy was stunned by the sight of a woman surrounded by rocks on the jetty. She was wearing a silvery dress that made her look as if she were made of metal herself. Barb began clambering over rocks to get a closer look, and she was able to ascertain that the woman with long coppery blond hair was indeed very dead. While they waited for the authorities to arrive after calling 911, the three women decided to study the scene a bit. Cassie found an amazing and very expensive spiked-heel shoe on the rocks of the jetty and wondered how anyone could even attempt to wear them on the jetty. Peggy found its mate on the woman’s body, and they realized that they were at the scene of a murder -- one they wanted to solve. There was too much going on here for the three of them to resist doing a bit of investigation themselves, even if it might get a bit awkward or even dangerous as they interviewed suspects and learned about the mysterious woman on the rocks.
Rina Torri’s Secret of the Jetty is a marvelous sleuth mystery that keeps the reader guessing as the three sleuths work alongside a journalist and the police to solve the mystery of the dead woman on the jetty. What better sleuths could you ask for than a reference librarian, an English teacher, and a nurse practitioner? The reader just has to know from the distinguished backgrounds of the trio that their investigative powers will be prodigious -- and they are. I loved following them as they used their collective talents to search for the killer and enjoyed rummaging through the collection of red herrings the author tosses into the mix. There’s also a bit of romance to go along with the sunny shores of northern San Diego and the awfulness of a cold-blooded murderer. In her mystery novel Secret of the Jetty, Torri blends authentic and credible characters with a plausible and hard-to-solve mystery. It’s most highly recommended.