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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Mystery writer, Christy Castleman was always curious and loved to solve puzzles. Christy was working in her aunt’s shop “I Saw It First,” when a young girl named Zeffie came in with an old jewelry box. She girl wanted to sell the box so that her grandmother would have money for medication. Kindhearted Christy purchased the box for more than it was worth. The wood needed to be cleaned and the lining replaced. Carefully Christy began to work on the box, removing the musty smelling lining. She found a receipt hidden under the lining. She recognized the name Strickland. Seventeen year old, Kirby Strickland had saved her from drowning when she was still kid. She always felt she owed him something. Several years later he was found murdered. Christy was sure the jewelry box and receipt were a clue to his murderer. It was too late to do anything for Kirby except find his killer. “Curiosity killed the cat,” would it kill Christy?
It is refreshing to read a clean, well-written story. Peggy Darty has also penned, “When the Sandpiper Calls,” and “When Bobbie Sang the Blues.” All are set in Summer Breeze, Florida. When Zeffie Got A Clue is an entertaining tale, filled with suspense, romance, action and Christian morals. The characters are interesting. Christy reminds me of a grown up Nancy Drew. The characters interaction lends credibility to the plot. It is refreshing to find an author that can write a good story that does not fall back on foul language and inappropriate behavior to sell the story. When Zeffie Got A Clue is clean enough for young people and interesting enough for fans of romance and suspense.