Image of Mischief in Mudbug (Ghost-In-Law Mystery Romance)


Image of Mischief in Mudbug (Ghost-In-Law Mystery Romance)

This book is a follow-up to DeLeon's first Mudbug book. Unfortunately for readers who missed book one, this one doesn't make a lot of sense by itself. Characters seem ill-defined and lack consistent motivations that would lead the reader through the murky plot.

Local Mudbug psychic Sabine LaVeche has been told she has cancer and might need a bone marrow transplant. This could be a problem, since she's never been able to locate any living relatives. Perhaps she should intensify her search. Sabine enlists the aid of private detective Beau Villeneuve, her best friend Maryse and a ghost named Helena, who is as fixated on food in death as she was in life.

As they begin investigating, Beau and Sabine discover an attraction and start to realize that someone is trying to kill Sabine. Meanwhile, Beau succeeds in locating some possible family for Sabine, but adding them to the mix doesn't make anything clearer. Sabine has more near-death experiences and an occasion of sin with Beau. Just what is going on here in the bayou? (LOVE SPELL, Oct., 304 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bunny Callahan