The Rage of Plum Blossoms by Christine M. Whitehead was so much fun!
When Quinn Jones learns her beloved husband Jordan Chang is dead, she is devastated--even more so because the police have ruled Jordan's death a suicide, something Quinn can not accept.
It takes months for Quinn to pull herself out of a deep depression and decide to prove that her husband was murdered.
Since all of their friends have accepted the suicide conclusion, Quinn inadvertently begins building her own team through accidental encounters. It is here that the book begins to shine with sensitive characterization and humor.
As a murder mystery there are weaknesses, but as a novel about people, The Rage of Plum Blossoms beguiles. The motley crew Quinn assembles through chance meetings imparts charm and humor to the plot. Diverse as Bernie, Sam, and Ryan are, each contributes not only expertise, but genuine support for Quinn's quest to find who murdered her husband and why.
I loved the characters and enjoyed the lively and entertaining escapades of Quinn and her team of allies.
Mystery. Sept. 27, 2016. Print length: 273 pages.