Flies in the Punch Bowl by new author Erika Simms is a delight! Taking place in Seattle, valuable art has been taken by unknown thieves in a string of robberies from the uber rich. Annabelle Riley, a fearless and savvy art lover, convinces two friends, Evan and Lyla to help her solve the mystery. Cleverly written, colorful characters, entertaining whodunit, and laugh out loud wittiness abound in this amusing and wonderful cozy mystery tale.
Simm’s writing clearly shows her wit and talent. It’s hard to believe this is her first novel as it is extremely well written. Great flow, amusing characters and vivid details capture the reader and it’s easy to get lost in the story. Did I mention there’s a historic prohibition speakeasy linked in to the thefts as well?
Lots of twists and clever banter throughout the story and I hope Ms. Simms is already writing a sequel. Fans of James J. Cudney and Janet Evanovich will definitely enjoy.
Thanks to Erika Simms for sending me an ARC and for your never ending patience. You are a true storyteller.