Friday, December 21, 2007

Who Creamed Peaches, Anyway? -Stevi Mittman

Who Creamed Peaches, Anyway?
Stevi Mittman
Harlequin Next, Jan 2008, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373881505

The prime suspect in the murder of Peaches "Hooker Housewife" Lipschitz is Nassau County Police Department police detective Hal Nelson; as such the brass removes Hal’s partner Detective Drew Scoones from the case. Drew’s on and off girlfriend “Long Island's Most Dangerous Decorator" Teddi Bayer is off even though he proposes.

Teddi has decided to investigate the Hooker Housewife homicide, which will steam Drew who once again tells her to stay out of it. However, in between inquiries, she has to keep control of her mother and children while keeping her business going. Still as she uncovers clues that she quietly gives to her on again but secret boyfriend, Teddi follows up with Peaches’ clientele as she assumes one of them gave the hook to the hooker.

“Long Island's Most Dangerous Decorator” is back causing havoc but this time her boyfriend has mixed feelings re her inquiries unlike her previous investigations in which he wanted her to stay out, but she ignored him anyway. The story line is lighthearted fun as Teddi B works the case, keeping Drew in line, and struggling as always with her mom June. However, what makes Teddi consider jumping into Long Island Sound is her daughter has decided her mother should reconcile with her dad and be a Gallo again in spite of his trying to commit her and her trying to kill him. Life in Nassau County is as crazy as ever.

Harriet Klausner

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