I have just finished another Joanne Pence mystery novel, and I really enjoyed it. I think this was one of her best in the Angie Amalfi series.
Angie is a chef and is so excited about her new job. She gets to cook a Christmas feast (in April) for a Christmas Reunion Special of her favorite soap opera characters, who will be recreating her favorite soap opera. She travels to the estate where the soap was originally filmed and where the special will also be filmed. But Angie gets more than she bargained for. She is put in the same bedroom where one of the actresses fell to her death years ago during the filming of the soap, and another death takes place which sheds suspicion on the previous one. The death of the actress was ruled accidental, but was it really? Angie has her doubts, as does her fiance, Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith, who knows what is happening through phone conversations with Angie. Of course, Angie always manages to get involved in these affairs, whether she wants to or not, and it makes for a very interesting and riveting tale.
The paperback is 319 pages long and has a few recipes in the back of the book, along with some excerpts from other Angie Amalfi mysteries.
I really enjoyed reading this book and was kept guessing right up to the end. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading lighthearted mysteries.