Waiting For Dead Men's Shoes: A Mini Monroe Comic Mystery by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher: TKA Distribution (November 29, 2012)
* I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Underachiever Minette "Mini" Monroe has long dreamt of how much better life would be if only she were in charge of the world, said world being the independent bookstore in Westport, CT, where she's worked for the past half dozen years. After her beloved boss Colin Quimby is murdered, Mini gets her wish and also gets a chance to solve the case, aided by hot young Officer Michael "Mickey" Maus. Despite his unfortunate nickname - would any woman really voluntarily become part of Mini and Mickey Maus? - Mini takes a shine to him, but there's no real time for romance, not when Mini has her hands full dealing with Colin's viper's nest full of ex-wives, offspring, former business partners and current business rivals, all of whom had good reason to want to see Colin dead. Who will turn out to be the guilty party? The only way to find out is to read WAITING FOR DEAD MEN'S SHOES, a madcap comedic novel that proves that the Shakespeare Unabridged Globe and the Oxford English Dictionary are still a girl's best weapons.
A tongue-in-cheek mystery, I enjoyed Mini's say anything attitude and the way the book gently poked fun at plot formulas. I loved reading it and hope there's more books featuring this funny protagonist. So I'm giving it...
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