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Friday, June 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Whack Job by Kendel Lynn

by Kendel Lynn (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Henery Press (first published May 8th 2014)

Goodreads synopsis:
When Elliott Lisbon blends her directorship of the Ballantyne Foundation with her PI-in-Training status by planning parties and performing discreet inquiries for charitable patrons. But when the annual Wonderland Tea Party makes everyone go mad as a hatter, Elli gets pulled into a shooting, a swindle, and the hung for a Faberge egg.

From seedy pawn parlors to creepy antique shops, Sea Pine Island’s other half prove to be as wacky as the wealthy. As Elli falls farther down the rabbit hole, she finds a scheming salesman, a possessive paramour, a dead donor–in fact, the only thing missing is a bottle labeled “Drink Me.” As events evolve from curious to crazy, Elli gets lost in the maze and finds herself trapped in a house of cards with a killer.


4 stars

This is the second book in the Elliott Lisbon Mystery series.

Elliott is working toward her PI license and she had the old police chief helping her attain this dream. But Ransom isn’t quite as open about it. But Elliott doesn’t give up. She moves forward in any way she can. 

When a valuable jeweled egg goes missing, Elliott is asked to look into it. This will help her with her hours toward her license but she finds road blocks at every turn. While she is doing that she is planning a Wonderland Tea Party on the Ballantyne Estate. Then one of the unique tea services gets broken and Elliott is on the hunt to find a replacement.

Definitely an entertaining series. This story starts off with a bang. It will keep you guessing and wondering whether Elliott will figure it all out.

I bought this book with my own money.

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