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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

BookLikes-opoly: Turn 28 (June 25)

I never got around to rolling yesterday, my regularly scheduled day, but as that's more because of laziness than any other 1st world problem, I'm just calling today my roll day and adjusting my schedule going forward.



This is a new-to-me square - Yay!  As soon as the cat gets off my lap, I'll head to the TBR - I have quite a few to choose from - and update this post.  and I've chosen Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance, one that has been sitting on the TBR for some time.  It promises to be a caper (set during Prohibition) so it'll be a nice counter-balance to my most recent read Secrets in the Mist.


Come Hell or Highball - Maia Chance 31-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until, her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune...or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice butto accept an offer made by one of Alfie's girls-on-the-side: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her.


It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they're in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears. On a quest to retrieve the reel and solve the murder before the killer comes after them next, Lola and Berta find themselves navigating one wacky situation after another in high style and low company.   Pages: 307