Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown is a cozy mystery. As in other books in this series, Reagan Summerside is up to her neck in craziness going on in town. If you've read a Consignment Shop Mystery, then you know Reagan is like a daisy caught up in a wind storm. She tries not to get involved but, in this case, she has to stand up for her mom.
Reagan's mom is running for alderman and Regan supports her campaign. But then her mother's opponent in the race is poisoned. With her dead, Regan's mom becomes the number one suspect. From there things move fast, from costumes to sneak around in, to friends trying to help, and, of course, there's Boone, the best looking guy in Savannah … and possibly the most dangerous.
I think anyone would like this tale, whether you're from the South or not. I was born in Georgia and lived there ten years. I can relate to this community. But even if I weren't originally a Georgia peach, I would have liked Pearls and Poison. It moves fast, has characters who feel real (and the crazy ones could be my relatives), and is set in Savannah.
If you've never read a Consignment Shop Mystery, Pearls and Poison is a good place to start, but don't blame me if you get addicted.