This traditional mystery is filled with Texas charm and is an easy, pleasant read. The story of a stay-at-home dad is a refreshing twist on the cozy mystery genre. You’ll be entertained by a touch of humor in this solid mystery.

Stay-at-home dad/part-time P.I. Deuce Winters agrees to work at the county fair’s food stand, a fundraiser for his daughter’s 4H club. When he goes to fetch more meat for the grill, he finds a corpse in the freezer. The sheriff announces that the investigation will be delayed until the fair closes, but Deuce starts asking questions. It seems there’s dirty business going on among the fair’s organizers, and secrets abound in his quiet little town. Deuce must bring them to light and find the killer. (Kensington, Jun., 288 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jo Peters