For Ruth Budge, the worm business is thriving until a disembodied toe turns up on the golf course and members of a strange cult begin to infiltrate the quiet seaside town of Finny, California. Life is already crazy for forty-seven-year-old Ruth, juggling the needs of her worm farm, her new spouse and a platoon of crippled seabirds bequeathed to her by her dead husband. Then there’s the insanity swirling around the first ever Finny’ Fog Festival and the discovery of a bizarre diary from one of the town’s seediest ancestors. Things go from misty to murderous as a man plummets to his death from an exploding hot air balloon. Is the craziness a byproduct of the festival, or a decades old curse unearthed in an antique diary? Ruth had better find out fast, or her worms won’t be the only things six feet under.
Dana has done it again, she can keep you in suspence and Ruth is a funny over the hill woman and she and her birds know everthing and everyone. But the toe was a mystery to her and her husband the cook. Those birds she keeps are a crazy bunch of misfits and I believe the whole town of Finny is also. There is always fog ane even a Fog Celebration for the town and people came from far and wide to it. The something shot up in the air and burned the hot air balloon and a man fell to this dealth so now they are trying to have a celebration with all this going on. But you will be surprised in the end who done it and it ended with a BANG. Dana is a VERY good writter to keep you guessing. I have read her blogs and websites and she is a great lady also. ~ Edna Tollison (Amazon Review)