Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: Pretty, Hip & Dead by: Madison Johns

Title: Pretty, Hip & Dead
Author: Madison Johns
Publisher: Outrageous Books
Series: Agnes Barton/Kimberly Steele Mystery #1
Pages: 186
Format: Kindle e-book
Source: Purchase


Kimberly Steele had barely recovered from her wedding reception the day before, and now, she’s just discovered the body of her husband’s former girlfriend, Clare Barnett, someone whom she had argued with hours ago at a photo shoot for the Pretty and Hip perfume line. It’s no wonder she was the prime suspect, at least in the eyes of Deputy Danworth. 

Jeremy Preston wasn’t about to allow his new wife, Kimberly, to be railroaded, although he was upset that Kimberly had pushed Clare into Lake Huron right before Clare’s death, or so Clare said. He hired Agnes Barton, a senior-aged sleuth, from East Tawas, who had a high success rate of crime solving, never expecting that his pregnant wife would begin to traipse around with Agnes and her partner, Eleanor Mason, as they dug into the background of Clare that led all the way to Hollywood. 

Agnes and Eleanor were rooming at Mrs. Barry’s house during the case, the same beer-toting senior and mother of Sheriff Clay Barry who not long ago ran for sheriff in East Tawas, much to the chagrin of Agnes and Eleanor. But this time around Mrs. Barry had changed her tune and gave them the use of her car. 

My Thoughts: 

This book was a free book on amazon's site in this book we meet Kimberly Steele and her new husband Jeremy Preston.  During the reception of their wedding Jeremy's ex-girlfriend Clare Barnett is harassing Kimberly about how she will loose her husband.  When Clare winds up dead and the finger is pointed at Kimberly because she found the body it's up to her to prove her innocence by finding the real killer.

There are no shortage of people who had something to gain by killing Clare. Jeremy hires Agnes Barton and her partner in crime Eleanor Mason to dig around and find out who killed Clare so that his wife is off the hook.  There are definitely some funny moments in this book and a lot of action and adventure!  Definitely a great mystery readers will enjoy!
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