Bundle of Trouble

Bundle of Trouble

by Diana Orgain

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Original)

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ISBN-13: 9780425229248
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Series: A Maternal Instincts Mystery Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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"[AN] ENTERTAINING NEW SLEUTH."
-GILLIAN ROBERTS, AUTHOR OF THE AMANDA PEPPER SERIES

"A charming, gutsy, wry character who will make you laugh so hard you'll forget the labor pains."
-LOUISE URE, SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

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Bundle of Trouble 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were intertwined really well. I did kind of figure out who one of the villains rather early on but enjoyed the book anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy going book. Enjoyed very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written easy read. Fairly well edited. Kept my interest and was a good representation of the feelings and uncertainties of first time motherhood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris little cozy mystery starring a new mom who seems to be a chronic list - maker. A fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, fun, funny. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book. Easy read. Good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was goid as were the characters but i found some of rhe characters habits annoying. They were very corny. Over all a gteat read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery. Keeps you guessing who killer is until the end. Good characterization.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute plot and characters. Funny and and fluff mystery. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is enjoyable, not predictable, and funny. I can't wait for the next book.
Marlyn on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a charming debut! The story begins when the phone rings as Kate Connelly and her husband Jim are watching a football game. It turns out to be the San Francisco medical examiner, asking for information about Jim's brother George, whose belongings have been found on a pier at the same time as a drowned corpse.A few minutes later, Kate goes into labour, and they rush to the hospital, forgetting about the phone call. Eventually, they learn that George is just fine, although he seems to not wish to be found.After Kate gets home, she goes to collect George's things from the police station and runs into an old high school friend Michelle. It turns out that Michelle is identifying the body, who happens to be her estranged husband Brad. Michelle invites Kate over for lunch, and during their discussion, it emerges that George worked for Brad. This all seems too coincidental and suspicious to Kate, and she decides to figure out what exactly is going on. Kate enjoys this so much, and is so reluctant to leave her child and return to her job (although her income is necessary) that she begins to consider private investigation as a career.This light mystery was a quick and enjoyable read. I just discovered that the second book in the series was released today, and will definitely be picking it up.
minjung on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was recommended to me by one of knitters in the "Mystery Book Talk" group on Ravelry (a social networking site for knitters and crocheters), and I'm really glad that I followed-up on it.It's a cute concept - first-time mom Kate Connolly goes into labour just as she and her husband Jim receive a call that a body found in the San Francisco bay may be that of Jim's brother George (it isn't, although George is missing).Soon, the body count is adding up (as is the diaper count), and Kate finds herself trying to solve both the mystery of the breast pump, as well as that of who killed the person who was in the Bay. And things take a turn when Jim becomes a suspect, lands in jail, and Kate is suddenly coping on her own.Each chapter contains a to-do list, which, when described by the Raveller, I feared might be trite, but is actually pretty humorous. I'm glad that this has become a series, because when I need some light fare to zip through, this will do quite nicely!
ImBookingIt on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book had a lot going for it, but in some ways didn't quite come together.On the plus side:I loved the gimmick-- new mom becoming a Private Eye.Kate's character. Interesting, fleshed out, person I could identify with.The setup for the mystery was good.All the details about those first few weeks of motherhood.On the minus side:Too many characters meant we didn't get to know anyone other than the protagonist. The writing never quite sucked me in.All the details about those first few weeks of motherhood.If the summary of the book appeals to you, go ahead and pick it up for a light read. You'll have fun.I'm hoping there will be another book-- I'd like to get to know the characters better, I think the concept has some fun books in it, and I think the author is going to get better and better as time goes on.
rhondajoyce on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Bundle of Trouble, is a unique and can¿t put down tale of murder, intrigue, suspense and baby bottles. This funny new mom book features mommy detective Kate Connelly, a new mom with a plan to spend her maternity leave bonding with her precious new baby. Things take an unexpected turn when the Connelly¿s receive a phone call saying a body was found in the San Francisco Bay and the police think it may be Kate¿s brother in-law. Kate finds herself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation with her new baby on her hip. With binkies, bottles and a diaper bag of sleuthing supplies, follow the mystery and get plenty of laughs along the way. I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery seasoned with humor and nudging my memory back to the time of nursing my babies!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I have been a new breastfeeding mother but that took so much of the story there wasn't enough interest built up for the mystery. There was some humor but only if the reader had been a new mm.
avidreaderGC10 More than 1 year ago
A very funny story about a new mother who tries her luck at being a PI. It starts by looking for her brother in-law. Along the way she meets a real PI and decides she can do this. She tries to solve some murders as well. All of this while taking care of her newborn. Are her missing brother in-law and the murders connected? Will she solve the crimes? Will she find her brother in-law? Great story!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Just as she is going into labor, Kate Connolly learns her brother-in-law, George, is missing and may be a murder victim. While trying to juggle becoming a mother, Kate also tries to learn what is really going on with George. I found the scenes between mother and baby heart warming and the plot intriguing. I didn't want to put it down, and can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A funny book about findi g a missing relative, solving a murder and new motherhood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cute book. Some of the things the baby did seemed to not be age appropriate, but it didn't detract from the story. I would lije to read her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good cozy mystery, but this was really good. I fell in love with the main character. I love the list making, her mom, the not wanting to leave her new born and go back to work. I thought it was well laid out with lot of good suspects. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked reading this but it was obvious to me who the killer was. Still, it kept me reading until the end. I definitely recommend this book & I'm looking forward to the following in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good start to a new series. I have to admit the killer was a surprise. Which is surprising!
Dizneyfreek More than 1 year ago
Cute -- fun characters. Nice to read about a mother & her newborn baby
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story that occasionally made me laugh out loud.