Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cooking the Books (A Sloane Templeton Mystery #1) by Bonnie Calhoun

On Overview from Goodreads:

After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”

A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy

My Comments:

This was a really fun read!  There is a nice mix of quirky characters and I especially liked the main character, Sloane Templeton.   I often found myself laughing out loud, but was surprised when it ended up as a page turning mystery novel.   The book title indicates this is book #1, so it sounds like there will be more to come from smart funny Sloane – lucky us!

Thanks you to NetGalley and Abingdon Press for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
Publication Date: April 2, 2012
Rating:  ****

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