This amusing, thoroughly entertain- ing mystery by Brown (aka Dianne Castell) has perfect accomplices, plenty of suspects and humorous situations. The high society of Savannah, Ga., is the perfect sett- ing for Reagan to delve into various scandals and murders.
Reagan Summerside is flat broke after a messy divorce. Furthermore, her real estate broker husband left her for a hot blonde and took her Lexus with him. The only thing she has left is an old Victorian home in need of renovations. Deciding to sell some of her high-end clothes from her house leads to a new business venture. Things are looking up, but when she borrows her ex’s Lexus to make a delivery, she finds the hot blonde dead in the trunk. Now her ex is the prime suspect, and he needs a good defense — insisting Reagan sell the Victorian to pay the lawyers. Reagan is not about to relinquish her house without a fight. Her only option is to save the lawyer’s fees and catch the killer herself. (PRIME CRIME, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)