FORMULA FOR MURDER
The author puts a unique spin on the classic amateur sleuth tale by writing a character that is a new mother. Kate is serious about taking care of her infant, however, she also keeps her commitment to solving mysteries a priority. Kate may be an ordinary housewife with an unquenchable curiosity and a knack for being at the right place at the right time, but it is the way she handles herself in an emergency that truly makes her a standout character. After finishing this extremely well paced mystery, readers will definitely be after the next Maternal Instincts Mystery.
Amateur sleuth Kate Connolly has literally been hit by her next case. While driving to the mall to go Christmas shopping with her three-month-old daughter, Kate's vehicle is rear ended by a speeding car. Once Kate knows that she and her baby are all right, her next task is to find out who is behind the hit and run. Kate follows the clues, and a distinctive license plate, to the French Embassy where nobody will give her answers. Kate is determined to figure out why the secretive atmosphere surrounds the embassy and is shocked when she realizes that several murders are tied to the French ambassador's staff. Refusing to be intimidated by threats, Kate digs in deep to solve her case while also juggling the demands of motherhood. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, March, 288 pp., $7.99)
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