Cozies, Cozies, everywhere cozies. I just can’t help myself. I see a new pun title and it’s a moth to a flame. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris is a Garage Sale Mystery. This is a new one for me.
Basic Summary (Courtesy of Goodreads):
FOUL PLAY IN THE GYM
When it comes to running a successful garage sale, Sarah Winston believes in doing her homework. She also believes in giving back. But when she agrees to manage an athletic equipment swap, she doesn’t bargain on an uncharitable killer. The day of the event, the school superintendent is found dead in the gymnasium.
HAS SARAH PLAYING DEFENSE
Suddenly the murder suspects are the school board members–including the husband of a very difficult client who’s hired Sarah to run a high-end sale and demands she do her bidding. In between tagging and haggling, Sarah studies the clues to see who wanted to teach the superintendent a lesson. But as she closes in on the truth, the killer intends to give her a crash course on minding her own business . . .
It was a decent read. I was fairly engaged until about 2/3rds in. She gets all excited about something that makes no sense to me because a few days earlier she had already done that. It was weird. I think the author meant for it to be clearer but it wasn’t and it threw me off for the rest of the book.
I did like that the main character actually solved the crime, rather than managing not to die when the surprise killer attacks. But I left like some strings were left dangling and not quite believable.
Still, decent read.