Series: A Kristy Farrell Mystery
Published by Encircle Publications on May 15, 2019
Genres: Amateur Sleuths, Animals, Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Humorous
Format: Kindle, Paperback
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Something Fishy by Lois Schmitt
When attorney Samuel (Sam) Wong goes missing, wildlife magazine reporter Kristy Farrell believes the disappearance is tied to her latest story concerning twenty acres of prime beachfront that the Clam Shell Cove Aquarium hopes to purchase. Sam works for multi-millionaire land developer Lucien Moray who wants to buy the property for an upscale condominium. The waterfront community is divided on this issue like the Hatfields and McCoys, with environmentalists siding with the aquarium and local business owners lining up behind Moray.
Meanwhile, a body is found in a nearby inlet. Kristy, aided by her veterinarian daughter, investigates and discovers deep secrets among the aquarium staff–secrets that points to one of them as the killer. Soon the aquarium is plagued with accidents, Kristy has a near death encounter with a nine foot bull shark, and a second murder occurs.
But ferreting out the murderer and discovering the story behind Sam’s disappearance aren’t Kristy’s only challenges. When her widowed, septuagenarian mother announces her engagement, Kristy suspects her mom’s soon to be husband is not all he appears to be. As Kristy tries to find the truth before her mother ties the knot, she also races the clock to find the aquarium killer before this killer strikes again.
Something Fishy by Lois Schmitt is an enjoyable, intriguing and unique cozy mystery keeping readers engaged and guessing, while being fully entertained from start to finish.
Wildlife Magazine reporter, Kristy Farrell has been working on a story about the Clam Cove Marine Aquarium and their plan to raise money to purchase the adjacent 20 acres of beachfront property to expand their sea life aquarium. Lucien Moray, is a wealthy millionaire and land developer also wants to obtain the land, but to build high end condos. The aquarium is fortunate, and about to receive 6 million in funds from the estate of Alicia Chandler in order to help them with their purchase and endeavor. But, when the estate’s administrator is found dead, and Lucian Moray’s attorney, Sam Wong goes missing, Kristy and her daughter begin to investigate. Secrets, accidents and a near death encounter for Kristy are not the only mysteries and trouble circling her life. Along with discovering the mystery behind the aquarium killer, there is much more going on in Kristy’s life- and in this engaging, fast-paced captivating story.
Something Fishy by Lois Schmitt is a fascinating, fun and compelling mystery story. Along with the well-written narrative and smart clues, the characters are just fabulous. I totally connected with Kristy, her passion for her job, catching killers and solving mysteries. I felt her emotions, and enjoyed how hard she worked to figure everything out. All the characters are very relatable, interesting and enjoyable to follow. The dialogue between them is clever, thought-provoking and impressive. I thoroughly enjoy Lois Schmitt’s writing style. Her message, interest and knowledge of animals and the importance of their environment is clear and valuable. Her descriptive words totally brought this story to life and had me directly on the scene watching on as the entire mystery and story unfolded. Something Fishy is book two in the Kristy Farrell Mystery series by Lois Schmitt, which can be read as a stand-alone. Lois Schmitt has proven herself to be a fabulous writer of humorous, entertaining cozy mystery stories which hold meaning, excitement, unique characters and pleasant settings. And let’s not forget – the wondrous wild animals.
Chick Lit Cafe highly recommends Something Fishy by Lois Schmitt to all cozy mystery and animal lovers.