by Mary Daheim
The holidays are over and it is a slow time of the year for innkeeper Judith Flynn. Her husband is leaving on a fishing trip to New Zealand with the husband of her cousin Renie. Judith’so aunt and uncle who live in a nearby beach community ask her and her cousin to house sit for them for a few days while they visit a sick relative. The cousins need to vote on behalf of their aunt and uncle on a proposed ordinance that has the community at odds. Shortly after arriving at the beach house, they decide to take a walk on the beach and they discover the dead body of a local man. Of course, Judith and Renie feel compelled to do some sleuthing of their own while attempting to help solve the crime. This is just one installment in the very entertaining bed and breakfast mystery series. All books can easily be read independently of each other.