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A BAD DAY FOR SCANDAL
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery
It’s great to visit with vigilante Stella Hardesty and her friends and foes once again. As usual Littlefield tucks themes of empowerment and sisterhood in between the chase scenes and small-town shenanigans. She also tells a darned good comic adventure story, though fans may be ready for the will-they-or-won’t-they dance between Stella and the sheriff to come to a satisfactory conclusion.
Nobody ever liked Priss Porter much, so when she returns to Prosper, Stella and the other townsfolk are wary. Turns out she’s got a big problem: a dead body in her trunk. After unsuccessfully trying to blackmail Stella into helping her, Priss goes missing. Sheriff “Goat” Jones finds Stella’s scarf on the scene, and Stella and her partner, Chrissy, go in search of Priss and, more importantly, the blackmail photos she has of Stella doing her “work” on wife beaters. (MINOTAUR, Jun., 320 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed By: Liz French
Published: June 2011