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Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt by Barbara Graham
Review by Sherry Lilley
Five Star Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781432827274
Date: 23 October 2013

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Life is never dull in this small county. It should be quiet, being the smallest county in the state. But it's not. How did the dead man end up in the tree? And who killed the dead woman in the greenhouse? Is this a new version of Clue? Nope. This is life in Silersville, Tennessee, and the answers to these, and many more questions, are to be found in this entertaining book.

It's summer, the Fourth of July is just around the corner, and folks have come out to play. The quilt shop is busy, the old cars are arriving for the parade, and things are going along just find.

But then, they aren't.

The dead man in the tree poses a very sad puzzle, as does the life of the woman murdered in the greenhouse. But is the dead man in the tree murder, or just plain stupidity? Manslaughter, or stupidity? It's interesting, whatever you call it. As for the woman in the greenhouse, that's just a sad tale all around. But somehow, this book is not sad. I donít know how Ms. Graham does it, but she does it well.

This has been a hard review to write. The book is fun. It's easy to read, the story is entertaining, and the solution to the mystery is not obvious. The characters are people you can almost say you know - sure, you had someone like that in your home town. But it's hard to summarize the story. I guess you'll just have to read the book and enjoy it. I did.

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