The Longest Yard SaleThe Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris is the second book in the “Sarah Winston Garage Sale” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, June 2015

When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England’s largest garage sale for a day, it’s the small town’s biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War—but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing…and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson’s painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon—a metal picture frame.

Sarah is mad as heck that someone used her town-wide garage sale to commit a crime—and frame her good friend Carol. She is definitely on this case…but it’s not easy rummaging through increasingly strange clues that point to cheating spouses, downright dirty investment schemes—even the mob. And Sarah will have to be very careful if she wants to live to bargain another day.

This was a nicely paced drama that abounds in deception in all forms at the Air Force base. Getting the task of organizing the biggest yard sale is a bonus to Sarah that is until small incidents and murder mars the festivities. When her friend is accused, Sarah puts on her amateur sleuth cap to clear her friend’s name. The author does a very good job of pulling me into all aspects of this action-packed drama with a solid plot and a mystery that kept me as entangled in the overall story. Sarah is a determined heroine with a mind of her own and it is evident as her interactions lead her closer to the apprehension of the killer. When this book was read and done, it was a nicely woven work of art where all the puzzling pieces finally fit together like when you score a good bargain and in this case, solve the mystery. An enjoyable read and I look forward to the next adventures with Sarah and her friends.

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