Gina Lopez is twenty-six, a postal worker during the week, a mud wrestler on weekends. She's also a recent widow, though she is not exactly mourning the death of her abusive husband Chico. Instead, she's anxiously awaiting the life-insurance settlement that will pay off his gambling debts. After that she's hoping to take her mud-wrestling skills out of small-town-Ontario bars and down to the more lucrative US circuit.
And then Marcia Beekland enters her life. Marcia has video evidence that appears to implicate Gina in Chico's death. Faced with the likelihood of a jail sentence and the certain loss of the insurance settlement, Gina succumbs to Marcia's blackmail demands. And what Marcia wants is that Gina kill her husband Stanley.
What follows is a comic mystery caper that will keep readers both laughing and eagerly reading to discover what is really behind Marcia's increasingly crazed demands.
About the Author
Michelle Wan is the author of the Death in the Dordogne murder mystery series set in southwestern France, which has been published in the United States, Germany, Italy, Holland and Japan. She and her husband Tim live in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit www.michellewan.ca.
Read an Excerpt
"I was hiking up on Lover's Leap that day. I saw you struggling with a man at the edge of the cliff. I saw you push him over!"
"You're crazy!" I shook my head and backed away from her. That wasn't how it happened.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is listed as a Rapid Reads book and that is what it was. Short, sweet, and to the point. Perfect when you need a quick fix book. The story was about Gina Lopez and her somewhat comical attempt to become a cold blooded killer. She didn’t start out trying to be a killer, but Marcia Beekland has some rather damning evidence that makes it look like Gina killed her husband. In order to keep Marcia from going to the cops with the evidence, Gina decides to attempt murder. This story made me laugh as I read about Gina’s stumbling and bumbling attempts at murder. She hasn’t got a clue about killing and is just trying to wing it. I kept thinking she was going to get herself killed if she kept on the way she was going. I know this wasn’t a regular crime novel filled with forensic science and police procedures, but it sure was a fun read. ** Note ** I received this book free from the Publisher through the LibraryThing ER Program in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.