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You know you're in for one sexy, hilarious romp in this follow-up to Sarah Strohmeyer's debut mystery, Bubbles Unbound, as soon as you read the opening line: "This is how Steve Stiletto, drop-dead gorgeous, globe-trotting photographer, finally got me, Bubbles Yablonsky, Pennsylvania hairstylist and occasional newspaper reporter, to break my chastity vow...."
The adventure begins when Bubbles -- the valentine red Wonderbrawearing reporter with a fondness for leopard print and stilettos -- shows up at her friend Janice's wedding only to find that the bride herself is a no-show. Thinking she's to blame (she did drunkenly perform Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" at the bachelorette party the night before), Bubbles tries to find Janice and get her to the church on time. But she discovers only foul play: Janice has disappeared, and her live-in uncle, Elwood, has been murdered. Finding out what happened to the AWOL bride requires Bubbles to go undercover in the unlikely guise of a single Amish woman. Riotous antics naturally ensue.
Like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the late Lawrence Sanders' Archy McNally, Bubbles Yablonsky may not seem like the sharpest tool in the shed -- but she's crafty and clever enough in her own right to get the job done. Bubbles in Trouble is a must-read for mystery fans who like their whodunits layered with a little bit of romance, a little bit of comedy, and a whole lot of fun. Tanya Chesterfield