Now the star of her own reality show, The Family Frugalicious, Maddie Michaels heads south of the border with her family to cover bargain destination weddings at a swank, but budget friendly, Mexican resort. Things get a little too real when timeshare sales manager Alejandro Espinoza makes a play for Maddie one evening and ends up floating dead in the pool the next. Was it an accident or a preplanned part of the Mrs. Frugalicious storyline?
When the show's producers extend the trip so Maddie, her all-but-ex Frank, and the kids can investigatenot to mention get enough footage for a two-part, Emmy-worthy episodeMrs. Frugalicious fears she's in way more agua caliente than she ever bargained for.
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About the Author
Linda Joffe Hull (Denver, CO) is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, where she has served in a variety of positions, including President, Treasurer, and Conference Chair. Visit her online at LindaJoffeHull.com.
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Title: Sweetheart Deal - A Mrs. Frugalicious Shopping Mystery 3 Author: Linda Joffe Hull Published: 11-8-2015 Publisher: Midnight Ink Pages: 312 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Women Sleuths ISBN: 9780738734910 ASIN: B016NABPUE Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4 1/2 Stars . Maddie returns once more with her sons, stepdaughter and soon to be ex-husband Frank travel to Mexico for her new reality show. y The plan is to showcase a bargain wedding, but that plan quickly changes when Alejandro Espinoza, a time sales manager winds up dead in the pool the day after making a heavy pass at Maddie. Most everyone claims accident, but Maddie is not so sure. She and her family stay with the program's directors blessing to help find a killer. She is afraid she may have taken on more than she can handle. As she begins to investigate tht feeling grows as danger moves closer to her and those near her. Once again Linda Joffe Hull pulls you into the story with her humorous and descriptive writing style. She paints you a word picture to bring the story alive for the readers. As you follow the clues that pepper the well thought out plot you can search for the answers along with Maddie, a woman of more strength than she even realizes. You cannot help but come to love her and want to visit often. The story flows smoothly and quickly. Take a break from reality and join Maddie on her hunt for a killer. My rating is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A perfect combo of chick lit and who dun it mystery. I absolutely adore this combination and wish I read more of it, especially after reading this one. The third in a series and I wish I had started at book one, so before you keep reading, stop and go pick up book one and start at the first book in this series. Mrs. Frugalicious is "married" at this point all in name and still participating in a reality tv show that helps viewers save money in various times in their lives - in this "episode" at a destination wedding. So far Mrs. Frugalicious and her family have also encountered murders each time and so goes the same in Mexico at this resort and they must extend their stay to help solve the crime.