Barritt's sophomore effort is as gripping as her first. Gabby's job as a crime
scene cleaner will fascinate readers.
The romance angle is more thoroughly developed in this novel and adds a stirring dimension to an otherwise engaging mystery.
In order to pay her bills, crime scene cleaner Gabby St. Claire decides to bid on other cleaning jobs. While inspecting a crawl space for mold, she comes upon the dead body of -- Elvis Presley? Well, the man turns out to be an "Elvis tribute artist," and curious Gabby gets involved with the investigation. Her efforts are foiled a bit by Chad Davis, a new crime scene cleaner in town. Will they become rivals or friends? (KREGEL, Jun., 240 pp., $12.99)