Friday, May 15

Book Review: Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome

Miranda and the D-Day Caper
Author: Shelly Frome
Title: Miranda and the D-Day Caper
Genre: Mystery
Format: ebook
Pages: 338 
Published:  March 1st 2020 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

On a sparkling spring morning in the Blue Ridge, small-town realtor Miranda Davis approached the tailgate market, intent on dealing with her whimsical cousin Skip’s unexpected arrival from New York. It turns out that Skip was on the run and, in his panic, grabbed his beloved tabby Duffy, recalling that Miranda had a recent part in solving a case down in Carolina. His predicament stemmed from intercepting code messages like “Countdown to D-Day,” playfully broadcasting the messages on his radio show over the nation-wide network, and subsequently forced to flee. At first, Miranda tried to limit her old childhood companion’s conundrum to the sudden abduction of Duffy the cat. But the forces that be were hell-bent on keeping Skip under wraps by any means after he stumbled close to the site of their master plan. Miranda’s subsequent efforts to decipher the conspiracy and somehow intervene placed both herself and her old playmate on a collision course with a white-nationalist perpetrator and the continuing machinations of the right-wing enterprise, with the lives of all those gathered for a diversity celebration in nearby Asheville and a crucial senatorial vote on homeland security hanging in the balance. 

I've been excited about this one! It's been a minute since I've had a really interesting mystery to read!

The story follows Miranda Davis who is a small-town realtor. Her whimsical cousin, Skip, has come to town unexpectedly. Well - not for a family visit, but it turns out Skip is on the run and needs Miranda's help. He intercepted a coded message and had no idea it was a code or what it is about. Now he is on the run and Miranda is his only hope. 

Ooooo Miranda. I feel so bad for her! If it was me I don't know what I would do if one of my cousins came knocking on my door and was on the run. Bless her heart for wanting to help! Maybe that is why I liked her so much. She is so sweet and smart and just so cool. I would want to be her best friend in real life! I adored her. 

Skip...well...he was Skip. 

Duffy the cat was cute. I wanted more time with Duffy!

This was a fun mystery and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I finished this in just a couple of sittings. I had to know what was going to happen next!!

The beginning took a little bit for me to get into though. Once Skip showed up and the mystery started getting interesting, then I was hooked. 

I wanted more from the ending too. I wonder if there will be more for Miranda!

Overall, this was a nice mystery to read while it has been rainy over here. Fun characters and an intriguing mystery! I for sure recommend. I'll give this 4 stars. 


Denise said...

Good review. I love mysteries, that have a cat in them too, as part of the story. I have added this, as one to look out for.

Jen Twimom said...

Sounds lovely. I adore the Cleo Mack series by G.P. Gardner - retired woman, a cat, good mysteries. You may enjoy.

Teddy Rose said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed 'Miranda and the D-Day Caper! I also love mysteries with cats in them.

Carole Rae said...

Denise, thank you :) Yesss I love cats!

Jen, mhmmmm sounds right up my ally! Thanks Jen!

Teddy, thank you so much for including me :)

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good :D''

Also how did I forget to check blogs for 3 days, sigh

Carole Rae said...

Welcome to my life! And then I have to backtrack lol

Sophia Rose said...

Ooh, a new to me mystery!

Carole Rae said...

Always on the lookout for some good mysteries!