In Sickness and In Death [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Jolene Parker’s sheriff deputy husband, Ray, brings home a shaggy haired and sulky twelve-year-old boy—their new foster child—Jolene doesn’t know what to think. The impulsive son of a jailed car thief, Danny is a handful whose main talents include picking locks and hotwiring cars.

After Danny takes a brief joyride in a car that he claims belongs to his dad, Jolene and Ray discover a horrible surprise in the trunk: a woman’s severed arm. While Ray hunts down the victim’s ...

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Overview

When Jolene Parker’s sheriff deputy husband, Ray, brings home a shaggy haired and sulky twelve-year-old boy—their new foster child—Jolene doesn’t know what to think. The impulsive son of a jailed car thief, Danny is a handful whose main talents include picking locks and hotwiring cars.

After Danny takes a brief joyride in a car that he claims belongs to his dad, Jolene and Ray discover a horrible surprise in the trunk: a woman’s severed arm. While Ray hunts down the victim’s identity, Jolene deals with another shock—her sister’s sudden elopement. And the groom may have some sinister plans of his own. As Jolene races to find out whether Danny’s father did the foul deed, it drives her straight into the twisted killer’s sights.

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Editorial Reviews

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Specialty car dealer Jolene is soldiering on, slowly recovering from her grief over giving up a foster baby she and her police deputy husband, Ray, had hoped to adopt (For Richer For Danger). And not a minute too soon, because in quick order, she and Ray are fostering Danny, a 12-year-old boy whose father is in jail; her bipolar sister, Erika, is off her meds again; and a pair of oddball farmer twins seem to be showing up everywhere Jolene turns. So how did the severed arm of a local dancer end up in Danny's dad's trunk, and where is the rest of her? Forget planning for Thanksgiving, there's way too much action here! VERDICT Bork packs in multiple story lines at a lively and humorous pace without overdoing it. I'm reminded of Harley Jane Kozak's books (Dating Dead Men) for her willingness to bring in mental illness without mockery. It might be a standard cozy frame (police husband, gay sidekick), but Bork's series pushes the envelope in a good way.
Kirkus Reviews

A sheriff's deputy tries to cure his wife's baby blues by bringing home a foster child.

Losing the infant she'd hoped to adopt has sent car dealer Jolene Asdale Parker (For Richer For Danger, 2010, etc.) into a deep depression. What could be a surer cure than the 12-year-old juvenile delinquent her husband Ray Parker agrees to foster? Danny Phillips' dad is in the slammer for grand theft auto. So Danny gets parked with the Parkers, and it's Jolene's job to enroll him in school, cook him tasty, nutritious meals and supervise him when he gets suspended from school for fighting. (You might think a kid who'd been living on the street might have some anger issues, but it turns out Danny was only defending Ray from a classmate with a thing against cops.) Like father, like son: Danny disappears and gets caught in a hot-wired Camry. Which turns out to have a woman's arm in the trunk. Finding the owner of the severed limb turns out to be Ray's job, and soon the clues start to implicate the elder Phillips. Eager to shield her new foster child from more pain, Jolene noses around for an alternative solution, although she's distracted by the disappearance of her bipolar sister Erica, who'd been hanging around a strip joint called The Cat's Meow trying to pick up the leftovers.

Would a judge really find the dysfunctional Parkers better parents than Danny's career-criminal dad? That's not the only question Bork's disappointing third fails to answer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738729442
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: A Broken Vows Mystery , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,080,225
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Bork holds a bachelor’s degree in English and an M.B.A. in marketing, and worked in human resources and marketing before becoming a stay-at-home mom. When her children entered school fulltime, Lisa turned to writing to fill her days and exercise her mind. For Better, For Murder grew out of her family's love of New York’s Finger Lakes region and her husband’s obsession with cars. Lisa is a member of The Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Thursday Evening Literary Society. She resides in western New York with her husband, children and family dog.

For Better, For Murder is a finalist for the 2009 Agatha Award in the category of Best First Novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    recommend series

    The latest (#3) in this book series! It is fun and has some real life characters and emotions. The books have built on one another and get better and better!

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