What Happened on Beale Street

What Happened on Beale Street (Secrets of the South Mysteries #2)What Happened on Beale Street by Mary Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the “Secrets of the South Mysteries” series. There are actually two mysteries to be solved in this one. Private investigator Nicki Price and her cousin/boss Nate Price are back on the job. When an old friend from high school calls for help, the cousins head to Memphis. They arrive too late to help Danny. They stay to help his sister, the same Isabelle Andre who had scorned the high school aged Nate Price so long ago. While living in the lap of luxury at the Carlton Hotel, the cousins work to find Danny’s killer and Nicki gets swept up into a fifty-year-old mystery at the hotel. Meanwhile, a crazy man is stalking Isabelle and Nate finds he cares too much for his new client. Wrapping up all the loose ends with take team effort and some old-fashioned PI sleuthing.

Lots of stuff going on in this book and lots of characters. Some we remember from “Midnight on the Mississippi” while others are natives of Memphis. While it would be nice to read the first book in the series, it’s not necessary. Mary Ellis does a good job of making this story stand on its own.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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