PEARLS AND POISON
Crooked politicians, smear campaigns and a murder are getting to Reagan in the latest Consignment Shop Mystery series installment. Southern sass and eccentric characters populate this fun, fast-paced mystery, which has plenty of twists and turns. Sexy attorney Walker Boone ramps up the sexual tension and leaves Reagan and readers breathless.
Election season is in full swing in Savannah, Ga., and consignment shop owner Reagan Summerside is reluctantly helping with her mother’s campaign. Judge Gloria Summerside is running for alderman against Kip “Scummy” Seymour, a crooked building contractor. As their campaigns get nasty, Gloria extends Kip a peace offering of bourbon. When Kip is found dead in his office, the poisoned bottle of bourbon by his side, Gloria is the prime suspect. Reagan must uncover the real killer by investigating all the enemies Kip acquired over the years. (PRIME CRIME, Mar., 304 pp., $7.99)