Matrimony in Miniature by Margaret Grace is the ninth book in the “Miniature” mystery series. Publisher: Perseverance Press, August 2016

Matrimony in MiniatureWhen murder happens in the small town of Lincoln Point CA, there aren’t many degrees of separation between the victim and retired teacher Gerry Porter. How can she stay away from the investigation when the crime scene is the venue for her marriage to Henry Baker? But this time, nephew Detective Skip Gowen tries to discourage Gerry’s and granddaughter Maddie’s efforts to solve “The Case.” He couldn’t live with himself if the murderer learns of their efforts and comes after them. . .

I always enjoy my time with Gerry Porter and her granddaughter Maddie. In their latest caper, they’re preparing for Gerry’s upcoming wedding when a dead body is discovered at the place of her wedding. What else is Gerry to do but pick away the clues to find a killer hiding in plain sight. With dogged determination and assistance by ever helpful Maddie, the clues are piling up and when things hit a little bit too close to home, the tempo in this tale reaches a crescendo where the need to identify the killer guides the rest of this whodunit. The author did an excellent job in presenting this story where the mystery and the mini-plots kept my interest throughout and the narrative put me in the middle of all the action. With a great cast of characters and engaging dialogue, this was a terrific read and I can’t wait to see what Gerry, Maddie and the gang are up to next.

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