I Scream, You Scream

Tallulah (Tally) Jones from Dalliance, Texas is the proprietor of Remember the À La Mode ice cream shop but when her ex-husband's young new girlfriend dies under suspicious circumstances, all eyes point to Tally as a prime suspect. To complicate matters further, Tally's old high school flame, now a polished reporter, is back in town and spending plenty of time at the ice scream shop looking for more than the latest scoop.

I Scream, You Scream is a murder mystery with all the charm of the southern town in which it is set. The book reads at a good pace and there were enough twists to keep the mystery fresh and interesting. Wendy Lyn Watson tells a succinct story while still setting up for more books in this delightfully sweet series.

I always enjoy a mystery when I can't quite guess the ending.  Of course, I never want the solution to be so out of the blue as to be unrealistic, but even when I figure out who the villain is in advance, I always appreciate when there's an aspect to the crime that was hinted at, but that I didn't predict.   Any other armchair detectives out there want to share their thoughts?

2 Response to "I Scream, You Scream"

  1. Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El) says:
    June 4, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    This was just plain ol' fun! Thanks for the recommendation. However, reading it over a lunch of chicken and celery REALLY left me wanting ice cream!

  2. lisa :) says:
    June 4, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Haha - I had the same problem! The copy I read actually had some recipes for ice cream toppings in the back so that made me really crave a sundae too! I really like "Remember the A La Mode" as a name of an ice cream parlor, it still makes me chuckle. :)

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