Author: Peg Cochran
Series: A Lucille Mystery
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Source: Received for Review from Author
Reviewed by: Tess
Imagine, if you will, you are the mother of the bride, who happens to be 9 months pregnant and due any second. Not such a big day today, right? It is if you’re Lucille Mazzarella and still living in the past, and can’t quite accept the fact that this is pretty much a common thing. Bernadette, the pregnant bride, has thrown another wrench into the mix, the baby daddy is not even in the states but serving our country overseas. Taylor Grabowski may not be the best choice as the groom. But he is in the country and is willing to wed Bernadette, even knowing that he is not the baby daddy.
At the rehearsal dinner Lucille and Donna, the groom’s mother, have words that almost results in fisticuffs. The next day, Lucille finds Donna dead, in a pew in the front of the church. Of course, with Lucille being Lucille, she can’t seem to keep her nose out of the case, even though the new detective in town, Richie Sambucco, who happened to have lived and gone to school in town, and whom Lucille had a crush on as a teenager, tells her to mind her own business. Although Lucille is coming up with several suspects, she soon finds herself as the 1st suspect in Richie’s mind. Even though Donna’s husband is missing, and the groom seems to have gotten himself lost, how can anyone suspect Lucille?
I found this book very amusing, and it took me back to the days when we had neighbors like Lucille. I can almost see and hear her hanging out of a window screaming at the top of her lungs, and then Lucille wonders how everyone in the neighborhood knows her business.