Sisters Sarah and Meg Qulliam are also best friends as they
jointly own and operate the Hemlock Falls Inn in upstate
New York. There is very little crime in their small
hamlet, but when a murder occurs, it seems that the
Quilliam siblings are right in the middle of it. To their
credit they have solved eight homicides but at the moment
neither sister wants to even think of homicide because they
are very busy in their professional and personal lives.
Fate ignores their wishes and dumps the body of George Nash
in the middle of town so that two hunters discover it.
George was a participant in a crime years ago that resulted
in the death of a child when the Quilliam sisters were
small. Both witnessed it but it is Quill who remembers the
details of it as if it were yesterday. One by one
participants of that crime turn up in Hancock
Falls and they all die except for the mastermind who
designed the killing scheme. Quill has to discover who it
is before even more murders occur.
Claudia Bishop has written an entertaining, quirky and off
beat mystery in which the villains seem heroic and the
victims seem diabolical. The Quilliam sisters are as
delightful as ever especially Quill who thinks she's dying
of a dreadful disease even though her sister is convinced
her symptom's are caused by an allergy. JUST DESSERTS is a
special treat for amateur sleuth lovers.