ELVIS AND THE GRATEFUL DEAD
When the greatest star of all time comes back in the form of a charming pup determined to help his human mom and dad save their marriage, you have to keep turning the pages. Webb's sly sense of humor and neatly plotted mystery is a laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Hairstylist Callie Jones and cousin Lovie are doing their bit for
the annual Elvis Festival in the king's hometown of Tupelo, Miss. But when
contestants in the Elvis impersonator competition start dying, Lovie, the festival's caterer, comes under suspicion, and Callie jumps in to clear her best bud. Along with her basset hound Elvis, her eccentric mom and hunky almost ex-husband, Callie slips into detective mode to solve the deaths in her own flamboyant way. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 304 pp., $22.00)