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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Humorous
When a homeless woman, aka Crazy Popeye, is arrested for the murder of a school principal, former Pennsylvania hairdresser and fledgling reporter Bubbles Yablonsky covers her arraignment. In
Believing in Popeye's innocence, Bubbles refuses to turn over her interview notes. She searches for the real killer, finding a connection to incriminating photos taken at a podiatrist's office.
Meanwhile, Bubbles accedes to the wishes of her boyfriend, AP reporter Steve Stiletto, that they have a pretend engagement. But when it comes complete with
Witty and entertaining, Strohmeyer's latest well-crafted mystery is filled with laugh-out-loud humor. Bubbles is an engaging protagonist, and though she's naive about the world beyond the Lehigh Valley, she has appealing common-sense smarts. (Apr., 304 pp., $19.95)
Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick
Published: April 2005