In the third installment in the Charmed Life series, amateur sleuth Bella Kirkwood is back on the case, this time with a wacky sidekick, in a laugh-out-loud, romantic mystery. Bella's hilarious antics coupled with her witty repartee will have readers begging for more.

Bella's life usually resembles a three-ring circus, but she never expected to don an actual clown suit. However, on a routine newspaper assignment to cover the circus in town, there's a murder, and Bella goes undercover to solve the crime. At the same time, her boyfriend Luke's ex is back, and she's got her eye on Bella's job -- and Luke. Meanwhile, Bella's father's fiancee has secrets that may place him in danger. Can Bella figure out who the circus murderer is, save her father from impending doom and win back her boyfriend? (THOMAS NELSON, May, 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil