Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is the post-mistress of Crozet, Virginia. Crozet is a small town where everybody knows everybody else’s business. Harry has a bad habit of reading postcards not addressed to her. After several townsfolk, who all received a postcard stating “Wish You Were Here”, are murdered, Harry starts her own investigation.
Brown’s first novel in the Mrs. Murphy Mystery award winning crime series, Wish You Were Here, is a delightful mix of busy-body hijinks and detective work. Unbeknownst to her, Harry’s pets, Mrs. Murphy, a tiger cat, and Tucker, a Welsh corgi, aid in her sleuthing. Will they be able to save Harry from being the murder’s next victim?
As cute as this book is, it is not without its faults. The animal characters were much more likeable and well developed than the humans. The writing style was more for the younger crowd until some totally unnecessary curse words were thrown into the mix. 4 out of 5 stars.