Once again, C. Hope Clark has written a murder mystery masterpiece. MURDER ON EDISTO is a must read for anyone who wants to get lost in its pages and be caught up in the suspense until the very end. This author has a writing style that is very conversational, down-to-earth, and easy to read. The characters, the plot, and the storyline are all very believable. Using pieces of fact to unfold the pieces of this fictional story helps the reader to identify with it, from its main character in Callie Jean Cantrell to the characters described as Callie’s curious neighbors of her new home on Edisto Beach. An ex-Boston detective finds herself right in the thick of another investigation in her new hometown, and this time she is thought to be the source of all the trouble. Mix in a seasonal visitor who just seems to have a little too much fun and money for his own good, and this becomes a book you just can’t put down until you’ve finished reading it from cover to cover. I read this book in one day…once I started, I just had to finish! On a five-star rating scale, I would give this book, and its author, a solid five.