Catching up with Charlotte LaRue is
like spending time with an old friend, albeit one usually in the mix of a murder mystery. The mystery in this enjoyable page-turner takes a while to get started, but that's all the more time to learn what's been going on with the characters, especially retired detective Louis Thibodeaux, since her last adventure.
But something doesn't feel right to Charlotte, so she takes an extra look around the hotel rooms she's cleaning. When trouble comes calling (literally), Charlotte keeps asking herself why she didn't mind her own business! (KENSINGTON, Jan., 256 pp., $22.00)