Date Published: February 5, 2019
Source: Own copy
Date Read: April 6, 2019
Jill Gardner’s store, Coffee, Books, and More, is raking in the green as her little coastal town holds a big festival for St. Patrick’s Day. But the locals aren’t exactly feeling the luck of the Irish, thanks to the rowdy behavior of some of the tourists who are pouring in.
Then a woman who just visited Jill’s shop is found dead near the shore. The fireworks display on the beach may have already happened, but the real fireworks have just begun...
Pretty standard fare in the holiday subset of the series. Since the dead body and murderer were both out-of-towners, there wasn't much tension and I could've used more specific details on the holiday festivities other than drunks being drunks and fireworks (seriously, fireworks for St Paddy's Day?). Still I always enjoy a trip to South Cove and hanging out with Jill and the gang.