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Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome Book Review

Updated on June 3, 2020
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I haven't read any of this author's books but I am glad that I read this book. This is my review of Miranda and the D-Day Caper by Shelly Frome. This 334-page novel was published by BQB Publishing (Boutique of Quality Books) on March 1, 2020. The genre is amateur sleuths and cozy mysteries.

The Author

Shelly Frome is a former professional actor who writes for the monthly profiles for the Gannett Media and is a film columnist for the Southern Writers Magazine. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and a professor of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut. Shelly is a writer of crime novels, and books on theatre and film. He has written many books beside this one.


When a cousin from New York asks small-town real estate broker and amateur sleuth, Miranda to meet him at a small marketplace, she is baffled. Miranda's cousin Skip, tells her that he had intercepted coded messages by accident thinking it wasn't real and relaying it on his radio show. Now he is on the run and his beloved cat, Duffy was kidnapped to keep him quiet. Miranda doesn't really believe him until the mention of his cat. She starts out trying to help him find his cat. He comes to her for help because she had solved a case before. He isn't behaving the way he has before so she thinks it's because of his missing cat. But the more she delves into the mystery the deeper she goes. By looking into the missing cat, she hears of codes, and WW II tactics and politics. Now she has to solve the mystery if she wants to save the lives of the people who will be at a celebration party near Asheville. Will she save everyone, you will have to read the book to find out.

My Thoughts

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery book. This is a fast-paced novel that grabs your attention from the moment you start reading. I enjoyed reading this novel with its nerve ending plots. I love that this novel is set in a small town where everyone is laid back. There is lots of intrigue with politics mixed in with the plot and mystery of this novel. The author makes it easy for readers to read the novel because of its writing style. This book is full descriptive scenes in which one can easily picture the scene. The characters go together beautifully. I love the contrast of Miranda and her distant cousi, Skip. These characters are so different but are real and believable.

I would definitely recommend this author to others. I hope to read more of this author in the future.

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