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Tight As A Tick: A Laura Fleming Mystery by Kelner, Toni L. P. (1997) Hardcover Hardcover – January 1, 1900
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This is my favorite Laura Fleming book so far. It's back to Byerly after the last book, Country Comes To Town: A Laura Fleming Mystery , had Laura stuck in snowy Boston. There's been a murder at the local flea market, and Laura & Richard have to go undercover and investigate all the flea market vendors who are suspects. The vendors are quirky and all have their own strange issues and secrets. Plus, we really get to know Aunt Maggie in this one, and I am envious of her customer service skills (like when she breaks a vase just to see the look on an annoying customer's face!)
I did figure this murder one out, which makes me think it was too easy. I always think if *I* figured it out, it's too easy! There are a lot of suspects and none of them had anything to do with the case in the end, but you won't find many red herrings as entertaining as these. Kelner is exceptionally skilled at capturing offbeat details and making something routine and mundane very compelling. I'll never look at flea markets the same way again.
Laura also had a nice character-building moment with her cousin Augustus, which I found very touching and well-done. Plus, Laura and Richard's dialogue was top-notch as always, even with Richard on a self-imposed hiatus from Shakespeare-quoting!
This is a wonderful book, and easy to get into if you've never read any other books in the series.
I enjoy reading the Laura Fleming Mysteries since they are set in an area of the country that I'm familar with. Even though Byerly and Rocky Shoals are fictional, it isn't hard to recognize bits and pieces of local towns in those two towns. I'm seeing the familar in a different way then normal.