Mystery author Maude Diamond wants a bestseller so badly she can taste it—but she's stuck for a plot. Too bad nothing interesting ever happens in her town of Morning Shade—nothing but her mother-in-law coming to live with her, followed by her newly widowed daughter and a trio of spoiled pooches. How three generations of women with opposing personalities will survive together under one roof, Maude doesn't know. Then break-ins begin in their quiet town—but the thief doesn't take anything. In A CASE OF BAD TASTE (4), Lori Copeland takes us on a hilarious romp through the pitfalls and triumphs of three women facing major transitions in their lives. (Jul., 361 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson