Seeing Is Deceiving
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Phoebe Fairfax is a videographer who likes to do nature shows but works 2 or 3 days a week for a Calgary TV station on a lifestyle program. Phoebe, the show's on air personality, Candi Sinclair, and the program's very pregnant producer, Ella, are in Okotoks to film the First Annual Okotoks Psychic Fair. Maud Gellman, wife of the owner of their station, is the organizer and she is a non-stop talker so she should be a natural for an interview. However, she is going to be late so Phoebe and Candi stroll around the fair getting short clips for the show. At one booth Candi finds an old friend, Tracy, who is sharing the booth with her common-law husband, Jonathan Webster. Jonathan is selling a new-age healing device called the Super O. Jonathan uses the device himself (and I sincerely hope that North made this device up because I don't want to think about someone using it) and swears by it. Tracy has covered up a black eye with makeup but both Phoebe and Candi figure Jonathan gave it to her. A few minutes later Jonathan collapses in his booth and dies in hospital soon after arriving there in an ambulance.
Tracy is, of course, the prime suspect but Candi is determined not to let her old friend face the police alone. She talks Phoebe into helping her. They even interview a loan shark who claims Jonathan owed $47,000 to her. Interspersed with the investigation Phoebe continues to work on her nature film and visits with old and new friends. The ending has a twist that I did not see coming but it tied everything up beautifully.
I'll be keeping my eye open for more Suzanne North mysteries. They are funny as well as being well written.
I will release this book during the Canada Day release challenge.
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