Miss Piggy is back and as sassy as ever! This novel highlights all the humor, wit and just plain fun that Carmichael serves up in all of her books.

Deceased bombshell Lydia Keane has been stuck in the body of a Welsh corgi called Miss Piggy for the last couple of years. According to Stanley, her angelic mentor, Miss Piggy/Lydia has a lot to atone for. Currently, she's residing with freelance writer Nell Jordan, and is, believe it or not, a certified therapy dog who doesn't even mind the work.

Nell's and Miss Piggy's lives take an unexpected turn when crusty nursing home resident Frank Cramer dies and leaves a fortune to Miss Piggy. His grandson, P.I. Dan Travis, has been estranged from his grandfather for years, but his mother is on the rampage about Frank's decision to leave a fortune to a dog.

Pacifying his mother by investigating Nell's background seems guaranteed to get Dan deeper into trouble. And Miss Piggy senses there is more to Dan than meets the eye, so she's not about to let him get close to Nell.

(Jan., 400 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith