Twilight Falls (A Shady Hollow Mystery #4)
The fourth book in the Shady Hollow mystery series sees Vera embroiled in a case involving star-crossed lovers whose affair may have turned deadly.
It's spring in Shady Hollow, and romance is in the air. Even reporter Vera Vixen is caught up in the season as her relationship with new police chief Orville Braun blossoms. But true love is not always smooth sailing, as two of the hollow's young residents come to find. Jonah Atwater and Stasia von Beaverpelt find themselves battling their families in order to be together. And when Jonah's father, Shelby, goes over the top of Twilight Falls, all signs point to Stasia being the murderer.
The evidence against Stasia appears overwhelming, and Orville arrests her. It looks like the case is closed, but Vera isn't so sure. There are almost too many clues indicating Stasia is the killer, leading her to suspect someone is setting Stasia up. Besides, what about the mysterious ghostly creature skulking around town at night? Maybe he or she was involved? As Vera investigates further, her sleuthing puts her in direct opposition to Orville, and soon she's stirred up a hornet's nest of trouble.
Praise for Twilight Falls (A Shady Hollow Mystery #4)
“The gentle humor in Twilight Falls befits the winsomeness of the anthropomorphic animal characters who populate the village of Shady Hollow. . . . Black, the joint pseudonym of Jocelyn Cole and Sharon Nagel, again leans heavily, and successfully, into earnestness. These authors believe so fervently in their characters and world that readers, too, find it easy to buy into their vision of community and harmony — one that’s altered, but never destroyed, by violent death.!”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Engaging. . . . Black paints a lovely picture (sans murder, of course) of spring in Shady Hollow. . . . The nods to each animal's particular strengths (as well as modified words like "pawkerchief") are delightful, and the mystery, though fairly cozy, contains some surprising twists. As always, Vera's nose for clues wins the day, leading to a conclusion that will delight mystery fans and animal lovers alike.”