Now they’re in danger of losing the business they’ve barely gotten off the ground—they haven’t had a job in months and money is running out. So when a society matron offers them a job, they take it—even if it means sneaking into a detox facility and consuming only water and health food until they can steal a diary from Grace Whiddle, a resident at the “health farm.” But barely a day in, Grace and her diary escape from the facility—and Grace’s future mother-in-law is found murdered on the premises. Lola and Berta are promptly fired. But before they can climb into Lola’s red and white Duesenberg Model A and whiz off the property, they find themselves with a new client and a new charge: to solve the murder of Grace’s future mother-in-law.
Maia Chance has a way of writing witty and ditzy characters who will lead you on thrilling adventures. Anyone who likes hijinks with their cozy mysteries will do a few back flips while reading this book.
There were a few laugh-out-loud moments in this period piece set in the 1920s, when slap-stick comedy was famous. All in all it was a fun reading experience I enjoyed for the last few days of summer.
MAIA CHANCE writes historical mystery novels that are rife with absurd predicaments and romantic adventure. She is the author of the Fairy Tale Fatal series, The Discreet Retrieval Agency series and the Prohibition-era caper, Come Hell or Highball. Her first mystery, , was a national bestseller. Maia lives in Seattle, where she shakes a killer martini, grows a mean radish, and bakes mocha bundts to die for. She is a Ph.D. candidate for English at the University of Washington.
by Maia Chance
(Discreet Retrieval Agency, Book 2)
304 pages; $24.99 U.S.
A Thank You to the publishers for gifting me this book to read and review. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review.