When a frozen corpse is discovered in a fishing shack on a nearby lake, most residents of Parson’s Cove assume the man succumbed to the blistery cold. However, after the body thaws, the coroner discovers that the man––one Victor Fleming––was actually beaten to death. Eye witnesses suggest that town bad boy Jakie Flanders was seen leaving the shack the night of the murder and was overheard threatening Fleming in town earlier. Add this to the fact that Victor Fleming was Jakie’s mother’s first cousin and was demanding money from her––and Jakie’s motives for murder were piling up.
Jakie’s mother Flori, a crier if there ever was one, is so devastated when her oldest boy is arrested that she is drained of all her tears, and only her best buddy and local amateur sleuth Mabel Wickles seems to have any faith that Jakie might just be innocent. Putting her detective cap on, Mabel enlists the aid of her young computer expert friend Nathan Horne and her pal the local Sheriff, Reg Smee, in her attempt to clear Jakie and bring her friend Flori some relief. Soon, Mabel discovers a startling fact. The frozen body, whom everyone assumes is Victor Fleming––isn’t. Did Jakie kill the wrong man––if he killed anyone at all? Or is there another reason entirely for this corpse’s frozen identity? Mabel will encounter many more clues before she puts this mystery on ice.
Sharon Rose loves mysteries, cats, and good friends. This inspired her to write her Parson's Cove series. Mabel Wickles, her main character, thrives on solving mysteries; she has a houseful of cats, and she has a best friend, Flori Flanders. Her five books include Slip and Go Die, Perplexity on P 1/2, Calamity @ the Carwash, Save as Murder, and her latest, Frozen Identity. All five are published by Cozy Cat Press.
Ms. Rose and her husband live in Manitoba, Canada. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. They spend some of the winter in Galveston, Texas. She has written one historical fiction book, Sarah's Valley (Sharon Mierke) and several short stories, including two children's stories.