Monday, December 30, 2019

Sell Low, Sweet Harriet by Sherry Harris

First Line: From the back of the base chapel I could see the large photo resting on an easel at the front of the church.

It's a cold and blustery winter in Massachusetts, and Sarah Winston is happy to have a new client for her garage sale business during this slow time of year. At first, cataloging and pricing all the things collected during the travels of married CIA agents is fun, but when an intruder breaks in and a little later when a hidden camera is found, the mood has gone from fun to fraught. This is something Sarah definitely doesn't need since she's also been asked to look into a murder at the nearby Air Force base, but if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person, right?

My taste buds have been undergoing a change during the past year or two. Cozies are falling out of favor (or is that flavor?), I'm afraid-- but there are always exceptions, and Sherry Harris's Garage Sale Mystery series is definitely one of those exceptions.

I love the titles Harris gives to her books, and Sell Low, Sweet Harriet is my favorite. But this series is much more than funny titles. I also love Sarah Winston. She's smart, good-hearted, and learns from her mistakes. When her friend Stella is having a problem, Sarah is there for her. When Sarah can't get everything done by herself, she hires two women to help her, and she has just the right attitude for both of them. (Speaking of those new hires, I'd love to see more of Harriet!)

Harris may have frozen me to the bone with her New England winter, but the mystery she carefully plotted in Sell Low, Sweet Harriet is excellent and kept me guessing every slippery step of the way. Yes, indeed. Sherry Harris has made me like garage sales now-- as long as Sarah Winston is in charge of them. This book-- and the entire series-- is packed with great characters and mysteries. If you haven't read one yet, you really need to do something about it. Pick one up and start reading. You'll be glad you did!

Sell Low, Sweet Harriet by Sherry Harris
eISBN: 9781496722522
Kensington Books © 2019
eBook, 288 pages

Cozy Mystery, #8 Sarah Winston Garage Sale mystery
Rating: A
Source: Net Galley



  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Cathy. And it's so interesting, isn't it, how our tastes in what we want to read change. Sometimes it's only a temporary change, and we go back to something we've loved. Other times, it's a permanent change. I know I've found that to be true of my own reading.

    1. I've been finding that the hooks aren't hooking me like they used to. It's really down to those all-important characters. If they don't stand out, I'm not going to be reading any further.


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