Lorna Barrett does it again in the latest Booktown Mystery, Sentenced to Death.
From the back: It's Founders' Day in Stoneham, and the whoe village has turned out to celebrate in the square, including Tricia's friend and festivities organizer Deborah Black. As everyone watches Deborah give the opening speech, a small aircraft crashes into the village gazebo, killing both Deborah and the pilot.
While the Sheriff's Department is convinced that it was an accident, Tricia has a feeling that there's more to the story. And when she reads between the lines of the case, what she finds is worse than the most sinister whodunit...
My thoughts: From the first few pages, I was hooked. What should be an enjoyable afternoon for the people in the small village town of Stoneham quickly turns into a nightmare when a small plane crashes in the middle of the festivities. Tricia refuses to dismiss the accident and is determined that it's anything but. As usual, her determination causes irritation with local law enforcement as well as a few others who are more than content to have it written off as an accident. This is one of my favorite series and as expected, this book didn't disappoint.