Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: Death of A Coupon Clipper by: Lee Hollis

Title: Death of A Coupon Clipper
Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington 
Series: A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #3
Pages: 410
Format: Kindle ebook 
Source: Purchase


Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor's Island Times, is. . .well, kind of broke. So when she's selected for that extreme coupon-clipping reality game show coming to town. . . . . . she's thrilled, especially when her competition is nasty nurse Candace Culpepper. But when Haley stumbles across a face-down-in-the-snow Candace--scissors gleaming between her shoulders--she knows the next thing she'll be selected for will probably be a police line-up.

Meanwhile, though Hayley's BFF Mona was only joking about "taking Candace out," Bruce Linney, the Island Times crime reporter, definitely isn't laughing. And what about the smarmy, cold-hearted host of the show, Drew Nickerson, who may have been having a steamy affair with the intentionally-iced nurse? Hayley needs to cut to the chase and find the killer. Everything may hinge on a stray coupon, but Hayley better keep her eyes on the real grand prize: staying out of permanent cold storage!

My Thoughts:

In this book Hayley Powell is having a bad week.  The snow is coming in heavy and her furnace died and she needs to replace it along with a car after her garage roof crashed onto her car, to make it even worse there is an issue with her insurance and they won't pay for the car.  When Hayley finds out a tv show is coming to town and will pay the winner money Hayley thinks someone must be smiling on her and she quickly enters the contest.

Not long after that Candace Culpepper winds up dead with scissors in her back.  Who wanted her dead?  And is it connected with the contest?  Will Hayley solve the murder or become it's next victim and will Hayley ever get her repairs done or live with her brother permanently?

Also we learn in this book about Hayley's boyfriend's boss and his estranged grandson Clark Hollingsworth who has come into town and driven Lex Hayley's boyfriend crazy working all sorts of hours while Lex's boss is laid up in a hospital bed in a coma.

So much was going on in this book I really enjoyed reading about what is going on in Bar Harbor and if Hayley will figure out the murder or will the culprit come after her?  This book was great to go back and see what everyone is up to now.  I really love this series can't wait to read more.  Next in this series:

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