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I love spending time at bed and breakfasts (B&B’s). Staying in someone’s home adds the personal touch the big chain hotels are lacking, and a home cooked breakfast is just the icing on the cake, so to speak. The most interesting B&B I stayed in was actually only a B–bed, no breakfast, located over the local pub in a small town in Wales. The beds were comfy, and we enjoyed the music coming up through the floorboards as we fell asleep.
I’m not sure that my sense of adventure would lead me to stay at the Pink Lady Slipper at Zero Cemetery Lane. Not once I knew its history. It seems innocent enough as a former brothel, stagecoach stop, and stop on the Underground Railroad, until dead bodies start stacking up like firewood in a very Agatha Christie-like manner. Snowbound by a blizzard, who among the staff or guests could be the killer? Once the snowplows come through, the action heats up with Trudy, the main character, on a snow mobile racing for her life.
I found Billie A. Williams’ Bed And Breakfast Murders to be quite chilling, and not only because it takes place in the dead of winter in Upper Michigan. The plot twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end. I had a hard time keeping the characters and plot straight in the beginning. Bed And Breakfast Murders is a sequel to The Pink Lady Slipper, which was also full of dead bodies and plot twists. Once I figured out who everyone was and learned what happened in the previous book, I enjoyed myself. You will, too.
Reviewed by Susan
© May 2006
Bed And Breakfast Murders
Billie A. Williams
Wings ePress Books
(c) January 2006
Electronic ISBN 1-59088-488-4, Paperback ISBN 1-59088-705-0