Murder on Pea Pike: A Listed and Lethal Mystery

Jean Harrington. Camel, $15.95 trade paper (264p) ISBN 978-1-60381-647-2
This amusing series debut from Harrington (the Murder by Design series) introduces spunky Eureka Falls, Ark., real estate agent Honey Ingersoll, who’s trying to rise above her trailer trash beginnings and woo her handsome boss, Sam Ridley. Honey has made bad choices in her romantic life, as evidenced by a number of abusive ex-boyfriends and her rejection of the town’s biggest catch, banker Cletus X. Dwyer. Now she longs for Sam, who’s engaged to beautiful Lila Lott, daughter of Senator Prescott Lott. When Honey discovers the body of shady out-of-towner Tallulah Bixby in an abandoned farmhouse, she becomes a person of interest in the killing. To clear herself, Honey turns investigator, finding loose diamonds, a second body, a property scam, and unexpected connections between the Lotts, their staff, and her troubles. Smarter than she’s given credit for, Honey ends up with the right man. The lively cast makes up for the less-than-compelling plot. Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/03/2017
Release date: 09/01/2017
Genre: Fiction
Ebook - 266 pages - 978-1-60381-648-9
Library Binding - 416 pages - 978-1-4328-4878-1
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