Peg and Rose Stir Up Trouble

Kensington. (Senior Sleuths Mystery, Bk. 2). Jul. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781496735751. $27. M
Berenson’s second “Senior Sleuths Mystery” (following Peg and Rose Solve a Murder) features combative sisters-in-law Peg Turnbull and Rose Donovan back on the case in quaint Connecticut. Determined to get Peg back on the dating scene, Rose makes her an online Mature Mingle profile. Peg meets Nolan through the dating app; however, before their relationship intensifies, Nolan is killed in a hit-and-run that’s deemed a murder. Turns out Nolan was quite the lothario of Mature Mingle and more than one jilted woman would want the con man dead. Peg and Rose set out to investigate by befriending various women from Nolan’s past, other business associates, and his estranged son. As they zero in on the killer, Peg and Rose untangle an impressive web of lies, theft, and a few brushes with death themselves.
VERDICT This Golden Girls–style cozy mystery has plenty of humor and style. Readers should expect a slow burn, since the narrative action fails to ignite until midway through the story. Perfect for cozy aficionados looking for a new series and some laughs.
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