SUSPENSE MAGAZINE REVIEW OF MOLDED 4 MURDER by J. C. Eaton, October 2019
This is #5 in the fantastically fun (with great covers) Sophie Kimball Mystery series. Yet again, readers get to enjoy hanging out with Sophie “Phee” Kimball, who still enjoys her job as bookkeeper for a private investigator. The only thing that’s really disturbing her now is the trouble her mother, Harriet, is having at her retirement community in Arizona, called Sun City West. Instead of what most retirees do there, like enjoy the sun, swim, play cards, etc., Harriet has a penchant for starting up relationships with retirees who, oddly enough, are dying before their time.
Her track record is not changing a bit. This time her romance choice is Quentin Dussler. A well-respected man, high-up in the Sun City West sculpting club, Quentin is found dead. The only clue left behind was a piece of paper clutched in his hand with Harriet’s name written on it.
Absolutely convinced that assassins are out to get her, Harriet pulls Phee to her side and begs her to find out what the heck is going on. What Phee isn’t ready for, however, is the fact that a very intelligent, well-planned game is being played at Sun City West that only a brilliant murderer could conceive.
Filled with clues that make you go “huh?” and a list of potential subjects that range from the charming to the witty to the intense, readers root for Phee as she goes up against a killer who may not stop until Phee is taken out well before her time. Enjoy this, once again, laugh-out-loud funny mystery that will make you scream for the author to get busy on Book #6.
Reviewed by Amy Lignor, author of “The Double-Edged Sword,” published by Suspense Publishing, an imprint of Suspense Magazine.