Yesterday’s News by Sam Cheever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Yesterday’s News is a fun cosy mystery with a couple of great ghosts. Anna Yesterday owns an antique shop in small town Crocker Indiana. Two resident ghosts are linked with the shop and their dialogue is superb. Language from yester-year with a full glossary of words at the beginning make their colloquialisms amply fit their characters. For instance;
“The boy’s a grafter. He’ll hornswoggle ya faster’n I can spit tobacco into that pan over there”
The storyline follows the discovery of an old newspaper story, which has been covered up by the townsfolk and when Anna begins some sleuthing to find out the truth she upsets more than one local. It’s not just the ghosts that appealed to me, there is Pierce, an autistic young man and I was rather taken by Mrs Baker’s fierce family loyalty and hard working beliefs.
With the help of ex-cop Pratt Davies, Anna digs deep into Crocker’s past and exposes a dirty tale that many would rather forget. A well written story which left me smiling, sign me up for more.
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Love the sound of the dialogue. And ‘Pratt Davies? Who could resist – good review of what sounds to be a fun read
You can feel the enthusiasm for this book throughout this review Rosie – excellent! 🙂
Thank you, I quite fancy a ghost or two looking out for my back and giving me a hand with the book reviews.
Nothing like a good mystery on a cold winter’s day. Enticing. ❤
Thanks so much for reviewing Yesterday’s News, Rosie! And a huge thanks to all you wonderful ladies who took the time to stop by and read Rosie’s amazing review. #:0) Happy Reading!
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Yesterday’s News gets a GREAT review from the wonderful Rosie Amber!
What a great story and I have added to my ever-growing list of books to read. I love a good mystery and helpful ghosts make it even better. 🙂
Thanks, Mrs. N! I hope you enjoy the book. #:0)
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