An interest in horses isn't required to enjoy this next book in Scott's Horse Lover's mysteries. This is a nice, light mystery with plenty of suspects. Michaela's sleuthing is much more intriguing than her love-life prospects.

The grand opening of Michaela Bancroft's and her friend Camden's tack store brings many surprises, and they're not all pleasant ones. Camden wanted the opening to be an affair people would remember, so they planned a fashion show and charity polo event. When Michaela discovers a dead body, she knows that this will definitely be an unforgettable grand opening.

Michaela is arrested because the murder weapon was her polo mallet. Since the victim was hated by many people, she has her work cut out for her finding the real killer. With Michaela's boyfriend, homicide detective Jude Davis, out of town, she'll have to do some serious sleuthing on her own. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Feb., 272 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Barb Anderson