The Longest Yard Sale – Sherry Harris

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4/5 Base Thrift Shops

On The Back:

ONE MAN’S CLUTTER

When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England’s largest garage sale for a day, it’s the small town’s biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War—but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing…and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson’s painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon—a metal picture frame.

IS ANOTHER MAN’S CLOVER

Sarah is mad as heck that someone used her town-wide garage sale to commit a crime—and frame her good friend Carol. She is definitely on this case…but it’s not easy rummaging through increasingly strange clues that point to cheating spouses, downright dirty investment schemes—even the mob. And Sarah will have to be very careful if she wants to live to bargain another day…

My Thoughts:

Though not quite as good as the first in this series, The Longest Yard Sale was a fun, fast-paced story that I enjoyed. Sarah has been hired by the town of Ellington, Massachusetts to organize the biggest yard sale in New England. On the day of the sale, however, mysterious fires start appearing around the area, and later a man is found murdered. When Sarah’s good friend, Carol, is accused Sarah knows she must find the killer before the killer puts Carol behind bars.

I love Sarah, she’s a fun MC who doesn’t use badgering tactics to get answers from people. Her friends, Rosie, Angelo, Stella, and Carol are all fun, too. However, there are two love-interests in this book, though both know about each other. I wouldn’t call it a love triangle because of the way the author sets it up, but it’s still there and sometimes it gets annoying.

The mystery was good, though it dragged slightly in the beginning of the book. However, it picked up about 1/3 of the way through and by the end I wanted more.

Overall a very good book. Looking forward to the next book! With acceptable characters and an average mystery The Longest Yard Sale gets 4/5 stars.

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