The Bloody Shoe Affair by Joy York

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The Bloody Shoe Affair
  written by Joy York
  Fiction/Crime Thriller, 288 Pages
  Paperback, e-Book
  February 2015
  $2.99 - $15.99

Publisher's Synopsis:
In this mystery set in 1968, Christi, a shy and awkward teenager, never expected to get sucked into helping her cousin, Lily, the “double-dare-you” daughter of the county jailer, try to solve the grizzliest murder the town of Roselyn, Mississippi, had ever seen.

Then again, Christi had been entangled in her misadventures before. So a whirlwind week of spying, lying, crawling through tunnels and sneaking into the jail should have come as no surprise to Christi.

Lily, a vivacious prankster, loves adventure. It’s not hard to find when you live in a house connected to the jail. Christi, a city girl, is self-conscious and afraid of everything. Still, she’s drawn to the excitement and adventure that Lily always seems to provide. Christi arrives for a visit in time to help her cousin discover what happened the night Lily observed a county deputy drop a pair of women’s bloody shoes from a bag.

After a chance meeting with the accused, they learn new information that sheds doubt on his guilt. Seeking justice, Lily sets a plan in motion that takes them on an adventure of risk and surprising twists. They not only discover unexpected truths about the case, but about themselves as well.

Joy York grew up in Alabama, but has spent much of her adult life in the Midwest. She is a graduate of Auburn University. She has had a rewarding career in retail management. She was an active volunteer in her community, holding positions on nonprofit boards supporting education, including an elected four- year term on the Hudson City School Board of Education in Hudson, Ohio. She lives in Alabama.

My Thoughts
I love a good mystery, but this one was a little different... it was being investigated by two teen girls during the summer.  They were always getting into some kind event or another, so figuring out who the bloody shoes belonged to was no different.  Set in the 1960's, the story and characters were more interesting to me.  Why? Because they were carefree, with no technology that takes up all their time.  It reminds me of my childhood.  The story didn't go along as fast as many I have read lately, but it was still pretty good and will have you thinking about teens in a new way.  I Rated This Book:  3/5 Stars ***

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