Permanently Booked

The Ladies Smythe & Westin, #2

Lisa Q. Mathews brings back her fantastic sleuthing duo in her latest cozy mystery. Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin might seem like a very odd couple at first glance but they are fantastic together. They prove that age is just a silly old number and that we would all be better off if we spread our wings and increased our friendship circles. Summer is such a breath of fresh air, even while her quirks often give the impression of an entitled and vacuous party girl she has a good heart and a kind soul. Dorothy Westin is the kind of woman who would make the best sort of friend, her sharp intelligence and her lifetime of experience make her not only a wonderful allie when it comes to solving crimes but during the every day mundane as well. Watching these two women work together to capture a killer is a rare treat and I love that we get to interact with all of thir friends and neighbors. If you are looking for a fun yet clever cozy this is one for you!

The Hibiscus Pointe Retirement Community's Dynamic Duo discover the body of the local librarian and find themselves on another murder case. Dorothy Westin and Summer Smythe work together using their unique perspectives to discover what a dedicated librarian, arguing authors and a peculiar professor all have in common and just what does it have to do with murder?

Book Blurb for Permanently Booked

The first rule of the Hibiscus Pointe book club is don't talk about the murderSemi-reformed party girl Summer Smythe is finally feeling at home at the Hibiscus Pointe Retirement Community. All that's left to do is replace her late grandma's massive book collection with a TV. Donating them to the community library is the perfect solution—until she finds the librarian buried in books. Literally.Summer and her sleuthing partner, longtime resident Dorothy Westin, can't imagine who would want to kill poor, dedicated Lorella. Soon, they're on case…and the Hibiscus Pointe book club is the perfect cover for their investigation.A murdered librarian is headline news in south Florida, and even outsiders, including an oddball professor and a pair of dueling authors, are eager to join the once-dull group. But one menacing member has Dorothy and Summer bookmarked for the morgue. If the Ladies Smythe and Westin don't nab the killer fast, the Hibiscus Pointe book club may be reading their obituaries next.See how Summer and Dorothy first teamed up in Cardiac Arrest, available now!

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.00