"The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way is a fast-paced romp of death, passion, and dark humor. Way too damn much fun!"
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Glimpse
"Frances Metzman…has… put the vision to fortitudinous use in her new fast-paced and psychedelically covered novel The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way. Sex. Murder. Serial murder. Embezzlement. More murder. Betrayal. More sex. Oh, and, yes, not just cha-cha but the rules of cha-cha, which include 'don’t be afraid of resistance. It opens new horizons' and 'judgments immobilize the mind. They limit freedom of choice.'
It all goes down at the Florida retirement community where Celia Ewing, a 65-year-old widow who can pull off a cleavage-bearing outfit and thong to better effect than her daughter, has found herself caught up in a mystery that may cost her and her daughter their lives.
The plot revs, tilts, bangs. There is gunfire. There is a car chase. There’s some fancy computer work and Plan A and Plan B and hiding in small spaces and sneaking wires onto jackets. There is also the liberation of the cha-cha — both the dancing lessons the ladies take and the rules they try to live by.
Metzman supposes with abandon, goes in for a few red herrings, and doesn’t shy away from financial forensics…The book is nearly 500 pages long, but you’ll finish it in a day. You’ll want to know if Celia wins the day — and if she’ll keep rocking that thong."
– The Philadelphia Inquirer
"… a compelling and surprising whodunit whose plot likely won’t end up where readers expect. Metzman artfully constructs each character, giving them backstories full of regret and frustration that lend literary weight to their sometimes-comical present. A thoroughly entertaining, lighthearted murder mystery."
"Full of fun thrills that will make you smile and keep you on the edge of your seat.”
– Chicago Tribune
"The Cha-Cha babes of Pelican Way" is riveting! At times you will smile, at times you will cry but in the end you will leave with a smile from side to side. Long live the Cha-Cha babes…”
— The Daily Press
"The Cha-Cha babes of Pelican Way" is one of these laugh-out-loud books that will make you take you on a whirlwind of emotion…”
– The Baltimore Sun
"The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way is ready to be next to the sun tan lotion and towel as it makes its way to the beach this summer. Before you know it, this novel will splash you deep in the water of an adventure as it will captivate all the senses of in your body leaving you begging for more.”
– The Sun Sentinel
“The The Cha-Cha babes of Pelican Way is simply a MUST Read, filled with humor, thrills and even some chills that you will love time and time over.“
– The Capital Gazette
"The Cha-Cha babes of Pelican Way" is filled with descriptiveness and filled raw grit that only a seasoned pro can pull off.”
— The Virginia Gazette
“The feel good book of the summer is here; so grab the beach chair and bring the The Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Way with you to your favorite reading spot."
– The Orlando Sentinel