Hy really needs to meet her deadline for the Super Saver and finish her article on how to cook lobsters. She also needs to find a speaker for the Women's Institute meeting she's hosting. To kill two birds with one stone, she invites who she thinks is an expert on lobster cookery but in reality is part of the Lobster Liberation Legion, a group devoted to lobster rights. This does not go down well in a town dependent on the lobster fishery. To make things worse, the lobster lover won't leave.
If Hy ever wants to face the Women's Institute ladies again, she'll have to get the lobster lover out of the village. It won't be easy since 'that woman' has plans of her own, plans that will get Hy entangled with poachers, vandals and maybe even murderers.
It took me awhile to get into Revenge of the Lobster Lover by Hilary MacLeod. The story starts out slowly and it gets a bit complicated. MacLeod also tends to make asides that I found distracting and pulled me out of the story. However, I was pleased at how everything came together in the end. I was also impressed with the characterizations. There are a lot of characters in Lobster Lover, a whole village, but each one has their own particular quirks. And I want to know more about them. I want to know what will happen next to Hy, Ian, and Gus. Will Moira ever stop courting Ian? Will we get to see more of dedicated Mountie Jane Jamieson? I guess I'll find out when I read Mind Over Mussels.
If you like mysteries with a salty flavour, you might like Revenge of the Lobster Lover.