After being shipwrecked on the Turkish Aegean coast, Connie McKinnon, author and sometime private investigator, is forced to stop in Ayvalik, the only place with the facilities to repair her yacht, Sunlight.
She befriends the wealthy socialite Frances Tredegar-Jones who asks Connie to look into the recent death of her friend, Sylvie Bertillon. Sylvie, a famous TV gardener and hotel consultant, was working at The Ayvalik Grand when she died suddenly.
With a publishing deadline to meet, a boat to repair, a husband with a sailing itinerary and a cat to entertain, Connie reluctantly agrees to Frances’ request for help. But Connie’s investigations cause mayhem for all concerned...
There’s lots going on in this mystery. I had to remind myself who was who, at times. Descriptions of Ayvalik and the food, including Conrad’s cooking, made me wonder why they would ever want to leave? All in all, I enjoyed the mystery and would read more by this author.
For those who do not like cursing in cozy mysteries, there is some swearing. Thankfully, it’s limited. Some of the British words confused me and I even looked up the definition of two, learning something new!