Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Book 3 in the Working Stiffs Mysteries 
by Wendy Delaney 

A fun, humorous whodunit!

"Through her nimble use of wit and humor Ms. Delaney delivers rich, eccentric characters and clever plot twists that promise to keep the reader turning the page."
It was Marty McCutcheon’s bad luck to die on his birthday. Then again, since Marty is the third husband his young widow will be burying, maybe luck had nothing to do with it.
As Deputy Coroner Charmaine Digby discovers when she questions Marty’s widow about his sudden death, she had ample opportunity to kill him. Victoria McCutcheon even admits as much, right before she asks Char to solve her husband’s murder. What? A suspected black widow who wants her husband’s murderer brought to justice? Victoria McCutcheon is either the most skillful liar Char has ever encountered or someone else has spun a web of lies to cover their murderous tracks. But who, and why?
With no hard evidence to go on, it’s up to Char and her ability as a human lie detector to break this case wide open. Assuming that someone doesn’t crack her skull open first!

Look for all the books in Wendy Delaney's Working Stiffs Mystery series:

Trudy, Madly, Deeply (#1)
Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles (#2)
There's Something About Marty (#3)

A well written, wonderful mystery!

In this third book of the Working Stiffs Mystery series, author Wendy Delaney has delivered a truly entertaining mystery that pulled me in from page one.

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARTY is the first book I’ve read in this series, but it certainly won’t be my last. I also plan to go back and read the first two.

I enjoyed protagonist Charmaine Digby. She was so interesting to spend time with. And I really like that she is a “deception detection specialist” aka human lie detector. It will be intriguing in future installments to see how often that super power may let her down. The supporting characters that round out the series are multi-layered and add just the right feel to this series.

Author Delany’s writing style is crisp and clear, flowing across the pages in a way that compelled me to read just one more page, just one more chapter, until I found myself at the end of the story in record time!

I’m very much looking forward to my next visit into Ms. Delany’s world. 


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  1. Thanks, Lisa. The book sounds interesting and I like your Wednesday photo! :)

  2. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the review.

  3. Thank you, Lisa, for the wonderful review! :)

  4. And another added to my much too long TBR list; I can't resist.

  5. So many books (cozies), so little time!