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Bubbles Yablonsky and sexy photojournalist Steve Stiletto are back in this wickedly funny follow-up to Bubbles in Trouble. This time out, their plans for a passionate get-together are foiled by a hot new case: the murder of a prominent local businessman who had recently petitioned for a permit to build a gambling casino in the town of Slagville, Pennsylvania. For many in the town, where unemployment was nearing 20 percent, a casino would mean "hotels, restaurants, an amusement park, and jobs, job, jobs." However, the proposed site for the casino happens to be a patch of land known as the Dead Zone -- an area lying between the town's active coal mine and the neighboring town of Limbo -- which sits atop an underground mine fire that's been burning for the past 40 years. Naturally, some in town are worried that the casino would be "full of grandmas at the slot machines collapse into a giant sinkhole faster than the Titanic sank into the North Atlantic."
So, for Bubbles and her motley crew of amateur sleuths, the motive may be obvious, but getting her shot at breaking a front-page news story for the Lehigh News-Times before the competition beats her to it is no easy task. Not only is the prime suspect married to her favorite cousin, but also, as Bubbles's luck would have it, the next victims on the culprit's list could very well be her and Stiletto!
With sharp, witty dialogue and colorfully engaging characters, Strohmeyer's Agatha Awardwinning mystery series continues to delight. Janet Evanovich has her Stephanie Plum; Susan Strohmeyer is making a claim to an equally endearing sleuth in Bubbles. Tanya Chesterfield