When fashionable chef Angie Amalfi tags along with her detective fiance, Paavo, as he returns to his small Arizona hometown to help a friend, she envisions romantic sunsets and finding just the right spot for their wedding.

But with two mysterious deaths to investigate, a plethora of eccentric and suspicious residents to interview and incidents involving rattlesnakes and tarantulas, there's little time for romance or relaxation.

This book marks the 13th outing for Angie, and it's full of humor and unexpected twists. Angie once again proves an able detective despite her lack of sensible shoes and formal training.

It's great fun to watch her decipher evidence as she's simultaneously planning a menu and deciding which designer outfit is most appropriate for solving a murder. An excellent addition to the series. (Feb., 356 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Stephanie Schneider