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Death of an English Muffin: 05/10/21

Death of an English Muffin

Death of an English Muffin by Victoria Hamilton is the third in Merry Muffin mystery series. Merry has taken in some renters to offset the cost of maintaining Wynter Castle. Now, though, she's starting to have regrets. To complicate things further, her most onerous guest ends up murdered.

Much of Death of an English Muffin hinges on and old and cantankerous history that Merry's renters share. They have been friends of a sort for decades in New York, though Cleta's place in this group seems suspect.

Besides the renters' past, Merry ends up dredging up more of her own. She learns more about her ties to Wynter Castle and her uncle's plans. There are some bittersweet revelations.

As with Muffin but Murder (2014), book three takes too much time to wrap up after the mystery has been solved. I am invested in Merry and her friends' stories, but I wish they were more tightly paced with the mystery solving.

The fourth book is Much Ado About Muffin (2016).

Four stars

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