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Monday, August 3, 2020

Ice Cream and Incidents (Peridale Cafe Mystery #13) by Agatha Frost

Ice Cream and Incidents

Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Pink Tree Publishing LTD

Goodreads synopsis: 
A free holiday to a seaside B&B run by drag queens sounds like the perfect way to spend a relaxing week away from Peridale, or so Julia South thought. When she arrives at the quirky B&B with her family, she's determined to have a fun break, but she quickly finds herself in the middle of another puzzling mystery when a lighting rig falls on the star drag performer, Simone Phoenix.

Was it an accident, or something more sinister? Julia quickly befriends the owner, Russell, and learns that the seemingly tight-knit drag family working at Sparkles are not without their problems. With secrets and lies revolving around love, money, and revenge, each of them appears to have a motive for wanting Simone out of the way. Can Julia resist the lure of cracking yet another case for the sake of having a peaceful family holiday by the sea, or will the urge to uncover the truth take over once again?


4.5 stars

This is the thirteenth book in the Peridale Cafe mystery series by Agatha Frost.

When Dot tries to win a holiday vacation and loses, the winner gives her ticket to Dot who immediately gives it to Julia, Jesse, Alphie and Barker. They go to a quirky B&B run by drag queens in a friendly seaside town. When a lighting rig falls on the main act and nearly kills him, the owner finds himself as suspect number one. Julia tries to keep out of it but she gives in when she realizes how wonderful all the people around her are. She just has to figure this out for them.

This one had quite a surprise ending. I liked how the author integrated the background of Jessie and Alphie into the plot and how this trip made Jessie really grow up a lot.

Quite a fun read. All the drag queen stuff was unique and interesting too. All around great book

Loved so much about it. If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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