Leaving behind memories of her late husband, Benni Harper is making a fresh start...Moving to the trendy California town of San Celina, she takes an exciting new job as director of a folk-art museum. While setting up an exhibit of handmade quilts, she stumbles upon the body of a brutally... show more
Leaving behind memories of her late husband, Benni Harper is making a fresh start...Moving to the trendy California town of San Celina, she takes an exciting new job as director of a folk-art museum. While setting up an exhibit of handmade quilts, she stumbles upon the body of a brutally stabbed artist. Hoping to conduct an investigation on her own, she crosses paths with the local police chief, who thinks this short and sassy cowgirl should leave detecting to the cops and join him for dinner. But it's hard to keep a country girl down, and soon Benni uncovers an alarming pattern of family secrets, small-town lies--and the shocking truth about the night her husband died...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1st 1995
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Cozy Mystery
Series: A Benni Harper Mystery (#1)
Benni is trying to move on after being widowed and moving off her husband's family ranch, taking a job in town as director of the folk-art museum. 3 months into the job, she finds a co-op artist dead in one of the museum's studios and her cousin fleeing the scene. Her family loyalty and her natural...
The style is smooth enough, and Benni Harper, our narrator, is sympathetic enough to have kept me reading for about 150 pages, but she acted stupidly one too many times, so that not even the resolution of the mystery or romance or Arts and Crafts theme could make me keep going. I hate mysteries wh...
This is an introduction to the Benni Harper series. Benni has recently been widowed. She becomes involved with murder in her new job where she meets Gabe for the first time. Benni feels she has to solve the mystery of a series without the help of the police department. This brings her into const...
A slow start but it picked up towards the middle. A little more emotionally engaging than many cozies. I'll be looking for the second one.