Jenna and Carly share a dry wit and sharp sleuthing skills that give these three stories universal appeal. Wherever these small-town Arkansas sisters go murder is sure to follow. When they search for the murderer of a newspaper editor, they could end up in the obit column. In Branson for a break, they find out that murder doesn’t take vacations. And when the Carly opens a diner, murder is on the menu.
What I Loved: There were several things to recommend this novella set. First of all, the small town setting and family atmosphere made for a cozy and comfortable read. Along with a mystery, there’s a touch of romance, which is always a hit for me. The characters were fun to get to know and easy to relate to. There was enough suspense in these novellas to grab your attention but not so much that you couldn’t sleep at night.
But the biggest hit for me was that I couldn’t solve the mystery on the very first page. As much as I like being right, I also enjoy a mystery with depth and well-hidden clues, and Alibis in Arkansas certainly fit the bill.
Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving the set 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good clean mystery with a light Christian message.