Bad Neighbors is the second installment in the Agnes and Effie Mystery series. The story takes place in fictional Naneda, New York. A town filled with quirky neighbors and every knows your name.
Agnes and her kooky great aunt Effie are restoring their family bed and breakfast the Stagecoach Inn. It's leaf-peeping season In Naneda, the tourists will be arriving soon and the Stagecoach Inn needs a major overhaul. When Effie gets a phone call that a bus carrying seniors has broke down and the seniors need a place to stay until repairs are made she accommodates them at the inn. Upon Agnes's and Effie's arrival they learn Agnes's new boyfriend, Otis is in police custody for the dead body found at his auto repair shop. Agnes knows Otis is innocent and it's up to her and Effie to prove his innocence.
Plenty of humor and comical characters made this cozy mystery an enjoyable read. Aunt Effie is that one aunt in every family....swanky, funny, witty, bizarre, full of life. The seniors' high-spirited and lively characterizations reminded me of the roles played in the movie, Cocoon. Some of the neighbors would never be invited over for coffee.
As the mystery unfolds and I put two and two together, Chance cleverly steers the mystery in another direction without missing a beat.
Bad Neighbors by Maia Chance was a delight to read. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author.
Thank you Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.