Thursday, February 21, 2019

Review: The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris

Kerry Hammond is here to review a cozy mystery by a new-to-her author.

The Gun Also Rises by Sherry Harris is the sixth book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Series. It was released on January 29, in Paperback by Kensington Publishers. In the fictional town of Ellington, Massachusetts, Sarah Winston owns her own professional garage sale business. She makes a living buying and selling treasurers she finds, sometimes falling over a dead body in the process.

In The Gun Also Rises, Sarah Winston has been commissioned by a wealthy widow, Belle Winthrop Granville, to catalog and sell her mystery novel collection. Sarah dives right into the task, searching the attic and finding books in trunks, boxes, and suitcases. When she opens one suitcase, she can’t believe her eyes; she sees what appear to be original pages of text written by Ernest Hemingway. Stories that went missing on a Paris train in 1922.

She takes her find to Belle and soon after, Belle is assaulted, the stories are stolen, and Belle’s maid winds up murdered. Sarah doesn’t know who to trust, or where she can hide out from the media storm that descends on Ellington when Hemingway’s name gets out. She is determined to find out who stole the priceless papers, who killed Belle's maid, and hopefully get her life back.

I loved the Hemingway angle and the search for the missing papers. Harris writes a good story; I enjoyed the characters and locale as much as the mystery. It’s a perfect book to take on vacation with you, it will keep you entertained but won’t take up too much room in your carry on.  

This book was provided to Mystery Playground by the publisher. The review was fair and completely independent.

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