A Nose for Hanky Panky by Sharon Love Cook is the first book in the new “Rose McNichols” mystery series. Publisher: Mainly Murder Press, September 2010

Murder has changed the sleepy fishing village of Granite Cove—and it’s no ordinary killing.

Beautiful, brainy Vivian Klinger, Ph.D., was the woman who had everything but a sense of humor. Now she’s dead, and local newspaper reporter Rose McNichols is determined to discover the who, what, when, where and why of her demise. Was the killer a prominent Granite Cove attorney or his social-climbing wife? Or a former golden boy who climbed from the wharves on a football scholarship, only to wind up a burned-out drunk? Or was it another suspect unknown, bent upon destroying the small town Rose knows and loves?

Not even gorgeous cop and former high school sweetheart Cal Devine can offer much help, preoccupied as he is with domestic problems. Rose goes it alone in her search for the truth about Dr. Vivian Klinger’s true identity…and who killed her because of it.

Wanting to know more about the victim, Rose begins to investigate her murder and by asking the right questions, Rose finds herself in harm’s way. This was a good read. I like the atmosphere of the small town and the people. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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