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Posted February 27, 2013
Reviewed by Tamera Lawrence for Readers' Favorite Hired to prom
Reviewed by Tamera Lawrence for Readers' Favorite
Hired to promote O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa, Dana Lewis finds herself becoming more of a farmhand than a spokesperson or promoter. But Dana doesn’t complain, doing her best to help out and only happy to be employed even if it means dealing with runaway ducks and pigs. Her sister Ashlee, on the other hand, is a bit of a drama queen and quite shocked to find out that her boyfriend, Bobby Joe, had been cheating on her. But when Bobby Joe ends up dead, things get complicated for the sisters. Dana has to deal with the fact that her boyfriend Jason is a lead reporter for Blossom Valley’s local paper, while Ashlee worries the cops will narrow in on her because she had threatened to kill Bobby Joe. But with Dana on the prowl to find the elusive killer, things can only go haywire and they do.
"All Natural Murder" by Staci McLaughlin is a mystery with a bit of mayhem and humor in the mix. Throw in some monster truck racing and a bit of muck and things can quickly get out of control. But Dana is one tough cookie. She is determined to solve the crime and save her sister from being falsely accused of Bobby Joe’s murder. Dana Lewis is a likable, gutsy character with a witty sense of charm. The setting of this tale was unique in itself. "All Natural Murder" is an entertaining read by a talented writer.
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Posted February 12, 2013
All Natural Murder By Staci McLaughlin Copyright: February 2013
All Natural Murder
By Staci McLaughlin
Copyright: February 2013
Publisher Kensington Mystery
Greetings from Blossom Valley, CA, home of the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa, where the best in healthy living is sometimes spoiled by untimely murder…
As Dana Lewis settles into a quiet life of tofu this and tofu that, murder a la carte is the last thing she wants on her plate. But when she learns about the death of Monster Truck driver Bobby Joe Jones, frequent philanderer and boyfriend to Dana's sister, Ashlee, she has no choice but to wipe up the mess. Especially when witnesses last saw Ashlee angrily up in Bobby Joe's grill at the fairgrounds. With dizzying speed, Dana's life skids out of control. What else can she do but go into overdrive to save Ashlee's soy bacon, and stop a deadly killer in his tracks...
What happens when your clueless sister (unless the topic is men, makeup or clothes) has a very public breakup with her latest boyfriend, and tops it off by yelling at him “ Bobby Joe, I’m going to kill you”.
If your name is Dana Lewis, your mother and sister will get you involved with finding the real killer, while still holding down a job with many hats, and not pissing off Gordon, the manager of the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa.
Dana has no idea how many possible enemies Bobby Joe had, or who actually would benefit from his being dead. So she takes extended lunch hours, signs in late, leaves early, while still trying to complete all her daily chores. Jason, her reporter boyfriend is not exactly thrilled that she is getting involved in another murder. The detective on the case is definitely not happy, especially since his cousin is the Deputy Sheriff who she interacted with just a few months back on another murder.
Between the people Bobby Joe knows and the strangers in town for the big Monster Truck show, Dana’s job is going to be a long and hard one. The final outcome is going to have you scratching your head and saying… D’uhhh Why didn’t I think of him?
FTC Full Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher who in return only asked for a fair and impartial review.
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