Wednesday, April 15, 2009
DEAD WOMAN'S SHOES
TITLE: DEAD WOMAN'S SHOES
AUTHOR: KAYE C. HILL
Details: no. 1 Lexi Lomax Mystery
It is always a great feeling to find a new mystery series by a new author, and this was definitely a good find. And with the next one, THE FALL GIRL, due to be published in August, I won't have to wait too long for my next fix.
as for the story; Lexi Lomax has run away from her husband and his dubious dealings, with a suitcase full of money she has no intention of using.
She finds herself in a ramshackle cabin on the Suffolk coast, completely broke, with only her Chihuahua, Kinky, for company.
When she's mistaken for a private investigator and is asked to follow someone, it seems to be an answer to her prayers and an easy way to make some much needed money. Until that is, she finds herself up to her neck in years old secrets, poison pen letters, a missing cat and, oh yeah, a corpse.
Lexi suddenly has a lot to worry about, especially her own safety.
Kaye C. Hill manages to strike a very good balance between a well plotted mystery with a credible solution, fun and well drawn characters and some hilarious situations. It was a joy to read.