A Sprinkle in Time
By: Dana Mentink
Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date 24 May 2022
General Fiction (adult)/mystery & Thrillers
I would like to first thank both NetGalley and Poison Pen Press for allowing me to read and review this book.
Good Reads Synopsis:
It’s Alpenfest in Upper Sprocket! Yodelers are congregating in the square, tourists flocking to the town, and Trinidad Jones is scooping up some fall flavors at her Shimmy and Shake Shop.
The cherry on the sundae is her upcoming feature in The Scoop magazine. She’s determined to serve up the perfect interview, but it won’t be easy, thanks in part to her meddling Cuban grandfather Papa Luis who has decided to make Sprocket his home for the foreseeable future. Papa Luis has set himself up as a taxi driver in his classic 1951 Buick.
But things take a turn when Papa Luis tells her he’s found a corpse in his trunk. Upon closer investigation, they realize the body has disappeared. With the assistance of Juliette and Bonnie (her sisterhood of exes) and the way too handsome nut farmer Quinn Logan, Trinidad must solve the mystery of the disappearing corpse, before her father is up to his neck in a murderous mess.
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. I gave it 4 stars. It is the second book in the Shake Shop Mysteries. You don’t really need to read the first book to get to know the characters in the story.
This is about the owner of the fairly new ice cream shop. She just moved to the small town after her divorce and the imprisonment of her ex-husband. Her ex left her this little shop and she is determined to make a go at it. With the weather turning cold she is afraid that her business will be small, and she won’t survive the winter.
During the last festival of the season, she is trying out new recipes and handing out coupons to help get returning customers. During this time a murder happens to a town member whom no one really likes. He always got what he wanted by any means possible.
The body was found in her grandpa’s car trunk. When they went and reported it to the police the body the gone. Where did the body go? Who killed the man? You will have to read the book to find out.
During the search for the body and the murderer you learn more about the characters in the book. This helped me out a lot since I didn’t read the first book.
I love the small-town setting and the characters in the story. I love how they stand by each other and the love they show their little town.
The plus is the recipes in the back of the book.