Monday, September 5, 2016

Dead as a Doornail (When the Fat Ladies Sing #3), by Linda P. Kozar (author), Michelle Rabb (narrator)

Audible, November 2008

Sue Jan recently got married and is now waiting for her and Monroe's dream house to be finished. Her friend Lovita is planning her wedding to Hudson. In the meantime, they're running their beauty shop and boutique, the best (and only) one in Wachita.

All this is slightly complicated by the death of the man doing the work on Sue Jan and Monroe's house, Monroe being accused of his murder, the arrival of Sue Jan's trailer dwelling cousins from Paris, Texas, with their trailer, which they park on Lovita's property....

Oh, and Wiley Butz is running for mayor against Monroe, and his girlfriend announces her plans to open a rival beauty shop.

On top of all this, Lovita has a strong feeling that there's something really wrong in Wachita.

Lovita and Sue Jan are smart ladies, of the plus-sized persuasion, and in a nice change from many mysteries, they don't do willfully stupid, dangerous things.

Which is not to say nothing dangerous happens.

The real core of this story, though, is the characters and the relationships among family, friends, and neighbors. Not hugely exciting, but very enjoyable.

Recommended for an entertaining, light read.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator, in exchange for an honest review.

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