Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 in '10-Reading New Mexico

Gossip Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton Remember our 2010 reading challenge? We're still trying to finish it! Here's book # 6. This is Connie Shelton's 11th entry in her Charlie Parker mysteries, which we have enjoyed in the past-particularly character of the sleuth, Charlie, a female C.P.A. & P.I. based in Albuquerque. Charlie & her brother Ron run the detective agency together, & Charlie's husband Drake, a pilot, also sometimes lends a hand in the investigations. The Albuquerque settings are very fun to read about & make us curious to check out venues mentioned. In this outing, Charlie heads to a Santa Fe spa for a "weeklong spiritual/nutrition retreat". Of course, there is a death, not accepting the assumptions of "accidental", Charlie begins to do some detecting on her own. Kidnapping & other mayhem ensues as Charlie searches for the truth...& a hamburger & fries to sustain her after a few days of spa food. This was not our favorite of the Charlie Parker mysteries, but worth a read!

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