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Mind Over Mussels: A Shores Mystery (Shores Mystery #2)

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Nothing happens at The Shores. Ceilidhs, yes. Killings, no. Until one night, murder comes to the isolated Prince Edward Island village. Amateur sleuth Hy McAllister trips over a body on the beach. It's cottager Lance Lord, dressed like Jimi Hendrix, his head split open by an axe. As Hurricane Angus moves up the coast, Mountie Jane Jamieson and Hy vie to figure out who kill ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Acorn Press (CN) (first published July 31st 2011)
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Mar 07, 2014 Philip rated it really liked it
Another much appreciated FUN read! I'll have more thoughts later but for now "Jasmine" has still got to be the best character in this series! I really like to have a few books like the ones in this series to unwind with after reading a dark and violent story such as Sean Lynch's "Wounded Prey" which I just finished and liked a whole lot, too! However I guess you couldn't call this one a cozy 'cause there's a few pretty gruesome killings and lot's of wild action but there are more than enough goo ...more
Paula Dembeck
May 10, 2013 Paula Dembeck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in The Shores Mystery series.

Lance Lord, one of the cottagers at The Shores is found dead on the beach. Curiously, he is dressed as Jimi Hendrix and his head has been split open by an axe. Hy McAlister finds him and actually trips over the body while jogging. Meanwhile, Hurricane Angus is gathering force along the coast and may wash away important evidence before it can be collected.

Trusty Jane Jamieson heads the investigation. This may be her ticket to Toronto, a place
Shonna Froebel
Dec 22, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was an enjoyable light mystery set in PEI. This one includes a storm that cuts off part of the island, a few messy relationships, and the power of the mind.
While I enjoyed the village feel and the range of characters, I was sometimes distracted by poor editing and a disjointed plot. Things seemed to jump around a lot and characters talked in riddles.
I found the outcome unsatisfying overall and there seemed to be ongoing storylines where I didn't have enough information. I liked the quirkine
Lana Kamennof-sine
My first sampling of this author's work & it was enjoyable. Certainly her description of life in rural & island living is dead on. The eyes of the community always on you, everyone with secrets, come from aways viewed with suspicion etc. Certainly some wonderful comic buffoon characters. Surely even a newbie, community officer wouldn't allow major evidence to disappear or be as chary at handing over evidence. Although I fear that it may all be too close to true.
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I'm a writer broadcaster currently writing a mystery series set in a small Canadian fishing village. Like cosies? Quirky characters? Some serious dished up with some comic? Then you might like to start following The Shores series. I call it "village noir."

The first of these, "Revenge of the Lobster Lover" was published by Acorn Press in October 2010.
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