By: Merry Wynter
Title: Death of an English Muffin
Pub. Date: July 7th, 2015
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer... why is it that summer seems to have so many songs about it? In The Summertime, Summer In The City, Summer of '69, Summer Lovin'. I guess growing up as a Wynter, I was always more aware of the summer songs.
I had forgotten this, but when I was about 13 I had a friend named Summer; while we palled around and dreamed of being famous one day, we invented our imaginary group name, The Summer Wynter Girls. All summer we practiced out on the fire escape of my grandmother's Village apartment singing Belinda Carlisle's Heaven On Earth. Interesting sidenote: two of the top 100 songs that year were Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx and Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles.
Anyway... I went with her family to the Cape for a week that summer, but at the end of it, when we came back to the city and went back to school, something happened and we had a falling out. I don't remember what over. I think it was a boy. Isn't it often about a boy, in some form? Either you both like the same boy, or you get interested in a boy and stop spending time with your friend, or any number of other scenarios.
How about you? Did you ever have a summer friend you've lost track of?
About Death of an English Muffin:
They say one’s home is one’s castle, but when it comes to Wynter Castle, Merry would like it to belong to someone else. But until a buyer bites, she could use some extra dough, so she decides to take in renters. The idea pans out, and Merry’s able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle. The only problem is most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies.
The Legion of Horrible Ladies, as Merry calls them, is led by the terribly nasty—and fabulously wealthy—Cleta Sanson. The abrasive Englishwoman keeps everyone whipped into a frenzy—until she meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door. Evidence reveals that Cleta was murdered, yet no one is privy to how the deed was done. Merry knows she must quickly find the killer before another of her guests gets greased…
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