If you like laugh-out-loud funny mysteries, this next Trash ‘n’ Treasures installment will make your day. Place your bets on this screwball comedy cozy where the clues are thick and the mother-daughter dynamics are off the charts.
Despite her confession, Brandy Borne is sure her mother Vivian didn’t kill obnoxious Connie Grimes, even though Connie practically admitted to the poison-pen letters that were plaguing the Borne girls. So what if Connie and Viv had had a pushy-shovey dispute in the clock store the day before Connie turned up dead and Viv’s prints were on the murder weapon? Seven-months-pregnant Brandy goes digging for clues, even if her new beau (the local chief of police) isn’t happy about it. Pretty soon, Viv admits she’s covering for someone — but who? (KENSINGTON, Feb., 288 pp., $22.00)