Curtains for Miss Plym by Kathleen Delaney is the second book in the “Mary McGill” mystery series. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, April 2016

Curtains for Miss PlymPreparations for Santa Louisa’s annual spring rummage sale are thrown into chaos when organizer Mary McGill and her devoted cocker spaniel Millie come across a dead body on the premises. Still wearing her pink nightdress and slippers, what on earth was Miss Emilie Plym doing in a locked church hall in the dead of night? And who on earth would want to harm a sweet-natured but confused elderly lady who wouldn’t hurt a fly? As Mary questions the victim’s nearest and dearest, she discovers that not everyone had Miss Plym’s best interests at heart, and that at least one of those who should have been caring for her is hiding a shocking secret.

I love the comfortable tone and the evenly paced flow in this story that kept me engross in all the action from beginning to end. The mystery was executed in a style that had me hunkering down to see what happens next. The author did a good job on the narrative, the dialogue, and setting up the suspects with multiple direction changes that prolong the telling of this drama, making me more curiouser as to how this will all play out. I like the cast and the small town atmosphere and how it all meshed together in a delightful and easy read.

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