Formerly a private investigator, then lawyer, Callie Webber's job now is to give away money, and she enjoys her work immensely—it's not hard to show up and drop off a check. In this current case, though, it's not as easy as it seems. In fact, it could be murder. When her mysterious boss, Tom, asks her to investigate, she reluctantly agrees. But will she heed his advice and get out when things get dangerous? Mindy Starns Clark introduces an intelligent, caring and likable heroine and aptly builds suspense in A Penny for Your Thoughts (4), the first book in the Million Dollar Mysteries series. Callie's unseen boss, think of "Charlie's Angels," is intriguing, and the first-person style is neither overdone nor one-dimensional. (Jul., 300 pp., $9.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston