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Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding: An Antique Print Mystery    by Lea Wait order for
Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding
by Lea Wait
Order:  USA  Can
Perseverance Press, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Maggie Summer, antique print dealer, is on Cape Cod to officiate as Maid of Honor at her best friend's wedding. Lots of work to be done. Friend Gussie is moving from her home above her antique store to a large Victorian on the beach. That means her business has to be moved also as she has sold the building that used to be her home and livelihood.

Gussie is limited in doing physical labor because her main mode of locomotion is a wheelchair. Lots of work to be done. Gussie's future mother-in-law is southern and sure that she knows best as to wedding plans - including Gone with the Wind dresses. Dissuading her calls for diplomacy. Lots of work to be done.

While Maggie strolls the beach, she finds a dead body. Immediately, her amateur investigative brain starts working overtime. Lots of work to be done. Everyone is so busy, they are not aware of a hurricane that is barreling down on them. Preparing for that, when the realization sets in, puts all else on hold. Lots of work to be done.

Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding by Lea Wait ties all these strands together, along with another body as well as an attempt at arson. The story leaps from one happening to the next without a break in continuity. Although, there a few questions left in my mind. Unless I missed it (which is a possibility) why did the dead man leave his daughter and home to disappear and wind up on Cape Cod with another name? And why was he killed?

Wait has now written six novels in the Cape Cod series. Opening any one of these is like coming back home where everyone welcomes you and you know you're in for a good time.

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