Each summer, I always look forward to reading the newest Elaine Viets and Laura Levine books. Those are probably the last of the cozy mystery series I still faithfully read. Clubbed to Death was another good edition to the Dead-End Jobs series by Elaine Viets. I give it a B+.
Helen Hawthorne’s latest dead-end job is in a country club’s complaint department, dealing with the gripes of the rich and spoiled. Then Rob, her deadbeat ex-husband, sails back into her life aboard the yacht of his new lady, Marcella—known as the Black Widow for her string of dead spouses. The next day Rob’s reported missing. If the Black Widow has such a murderous reputation, then why is Helen led from the club in handcuffs?When Marcella helps Helen get released, the two form an uneasy alliance to find out what really happened. Helen’s barely begun digging when a club patron is discovered beaten to death with a golf club —his membership permanently expired. Someone got more than a little teed off and it’s up to Helen to get to the truth—without getting clubbed herself…
I love catching up with old characters and feel like I am getting to hang out with friends and find out what they have been up to lately. The mystery is subtle, but still gives the reader suspense. I also love how the new renters in 2C are always up to no good and always get a couple chuckles out of that. I wish there would have been more Margery and Peggy but the book was still a fun one to read.
Up next is Don't Tell a Soul by S.K. McAfflerty. I started reading it and am about 50 pages in and I am not sure if it is something I will stick with. I want to get one more book in this month at least, so I really need something that will keep me hooked. I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Reading!