Betty Crocker, move over. As I read
this I almost expected to find a free sample of brownies or something like that. How rare is it that you can read a book and
get your daily vitamins too? Leave it to Ms Smith to deliver the goods. Patrick is one of the smarter cops because he knows
when to shut up and listen to Grace. Oh, you don’t know about Patrick and Grace? Shame on you. Get thee to a bookstore
and get “In St. Patrick’s Custody”. You might as well put the rest of her books in your cart because you’ll
regret it if you don’t.
Meanwhile back at the Orchard, we
see that the apple does not fall far from the tree. Throw in some morning sunshine and a bit of oatmeal and you have a sure-fire,
money-making recipe for Murder (and a winner in the book department). This is another fantastic book to add to your collection.
Patrick and Grace fly to the heartland and solve a very strange case of who squeezed the life out of a returning son. Life
in small town America is well revealed here. She writes a microcosm of how small towns mistrust strangers. You’ll laugh,
you’ll cry, you’ll get angry, but you won’t stop reading.
Read this book in the kitchen because
you will want to let life imitate art as it were. Can you recreate the miracles? Try it, before you finish. Try it again after
and see the difference.