"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."--Groucho Marx

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery by Bonnie Calhoun

Calhoun, B. S. (2012). Cooking the books: A Sloane Templeton mystery.
     Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.
Abingdon Press

Crazy, Fun Mystery

Sloane Templeton’s life is turned upside-down with the death of her mother, the inheritance of her mother's bookstore right after her divorce, followed by her boyfriend abusing her. That should be enough for anybody, but when you throw in a crazy want to-be Chef aunt that wants Sloane to be her taster and over diligent real estate agents attempting to force her to sell her property, you get total bedlam. Sloane does not know if she should be avoiding her ex-boyfriend, her aunt, or the real estate agents while dealing with geriatric gunslingers and crazy customers. Cooking the books is full of twists and turns until the very end.

The cast of Cooking the Books is hilarious and full of quirks that make the story fun to read in keep the pace rapid, while the twists in the plot keep the reader guessing until the end. Great fun and many laughs, the story is profanity free and highly enjoyable. I would recommend it for readers looking for light, fun mysteries with enough puzzles to keep it interesting.

Received Galley from NetGalley. com

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