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Complications erupt, making their quest almost impossible. A chain of store robberies, the unusual behavior of Aunt Fran's husband, and death threats from the mob are just a few. No matter where the search takes them, Lilly sees one common element - Ron Kinecki, known by women in town as Slick Dick Ron. He's the owner of Repo Ron's Used Cars, but might be selling more than automobiles.
As luck would have it, not all eyes watching Lilly intend harm. Her eccentric neighbor, Kooky Colonel Crockett, proves to be a helpful witness as he stands guard over the neighborhood. Aunt Sadie, the bold matriarch of Lilly's family, who may tip the bottle once too often, executes strong will and bold opinions to keep Lilly on a straight path. And, of course, boyfriend/detective Jake Kline. He offers assistance both in and out of the bedroom. Even an anonymous emailer feeds Lilly clues.
Before it's over, Lilly must face more trouble than she can manage alone. Still, with friends and family to lend their support, everything turns out well in the end. Certainly, it doesn't happen without a murder or two, but then when Kline and Lilly kiss in that final moment, life seems to be back to normal. At least until the next mystery hits town.
Posted December 13, 2013
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With the title I was a little afraid of this book, but no graphic scenes. Lots of bumbling humor along the way to solve the mystery.
Some of the slapstick was to my taste and others not so much.
The characters were a mixed bag, which is good. The main character is Lilly Millenovanovich. She is a writer. Were books don't earn her a lot respect. Her boyfriend is a cop. She comes with a big family. I like her she does remind me of Stephanie Plum with all the trouble she gets into. She wants to help find her missing Aunt Fran.
Mona is her sidekick and gets into trouble with her.
I am glad I don't have her neighbor living by me. He is not all their.
I liked the story but it was easy to get distracted. For some reason just did not hold my attention for long periods. I would like to see where these characters go to next.
I think the book description gives a lot of the suspense away. Still a fun book to read.
I was given this book for purpose of reviewing it and being part of its blog tour.