Title: Murder Checks Inn Author: Tim Myers Publisher: Berkley (January 7, 2003) Format: Paperback; Pgs 192 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: Lighthouse Inn Mysteries, No. 3
I do not know why I keep reading this series. Deep down I really do not like the simplicity of the storylines, but I have this weird addiction to series and have a hard time walking away.
Alex Winston is the Owner and Innkeeper of Hatteras West a lighthouse motel in the North Carolina Mountains. Yes, you got that right a lighthouse surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. A duplicate of the lighthouse on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The most recent set of guests are there to hear the reading of their late husband and father’s will. Unfortunately, the attorney, Alex’s uncle Jase, which was to read the document has been found murdered and now Alex is determined to find the killer.
Many fingers can be pointed to anyone in the family including a newly found offspring and Alex’s own brother Tony.
The story meanders and a love interest is forefront in Alex’s mind, but still there is a job to do and a lighthouse to run.
A very simple story that has the reader wandering all over a small town and then boom, it is over and the killer is revealed. Nothing that had the reader shocked or surprised, but a neat little bow and an expected lead into the next book.