Character Name: River Holloway
About Spawning Suspicion
The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate. Suspicion on the island spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.
But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame. Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and fiction blend in a mouthwatering romp of good eatin’ and yummy recipes. Spawning Suspicion is the second in Toussaint’s Seafood Capers Mystery Series.
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
River is one busy woman! She runs a busy catering company which is where the book starts with her setting up for an event. Just as it ends she gets a call from her brother who always seems to need something saying he is in jail along with his girlfriend. A playboy from the island was murdered and the gigirlfriend is the !ain suspect with the brother being an accessory. River jumps on clearing his name with the full support of her fiance. She had a knack for figuring things out which she embraces. On top of that is a missing groom as well as the planning for her own wedding. This all combines into a great read full of varied characters, excellent details, and a unique island life. !makes for a fast paced read that is sure to delight fans of cozies. Gave me a slightly different fell from other cozies for a nice change of pace. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
About Maggie Toussaint
Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes cozy and paranormal mysteries, romantic suspense, and dystopian fiction, with twenty fiction novels published. A multi-year finalist for Georgia Author of the Year, she’s won Silver Falchions, the Readers’ Choice, and the EPIC Awards. She’s past president of Mystery Writers of America-Southeast chapter and an officer of LowCountry Sisters In Crime. She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows. Visit her at https://maggietoussaint.com/