This was one of the reads this month over at the Kindle English Mystery Club on Goodreads. Pearl is returning to her dream of being a detective, but a private detective this time. She is already the proprietor of a successful seafood restaurant, but she had once been on the police force. Her new client mentions the name of a local to Whitstable, someone Pearl knows and even though she turned down the case she ends up immersed in it as she stumbles over bodies.
Cozy-esque mystery with a lovely setting that is well-defined. The book really does have a well-developed sense of place. A few quirky characters are sprinkled throughout the town and there might be a hint of romance to come. Pearl is intelligent and even though technically not a professional detective, she makes a believable sleuth with her background in police work. Slow to start, but an enjoyable read with a surprise resolution.