Saturday, September 15, 2012

Popped Off by Jeffrey Allen

He's a dad that does a bit of private investigating on the side.  Not a lot, just enough to keep his hand in it and make a bit of spending money.  He sure never expected to get messed up in a crime this complex...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It's being published this month and is part of the Stay at Home Dad mysteries series.  They've all been fun to read, so I was glad to have the opportunity to read this one.

Dad hasn't gotten any smarter about which cases to take and which ones to let go by.  Besides, he had a special interest in this one.  The soccer teams were bankrupt because someone stole all their league money and the games were going to stop.  His little girl would definitely not like that.  So what was Dad to do?

He sure never intended to get involved with the casino enforcers, sorority girls, or a church pastor.  And he had to do some serious finagling to try to make everything work out.  You've heard of robbing Peter to pay Paul?  It's a bit like that.

In the meantime, his wife wants another baby and has a schedule for their love making.  That doesn't make him happy, but she's nice enough to want him even on days that aren't green on her calendar so it's not too bad.

Victor is still around and his short stature makes some interesting moments around the sorority girls.  He and his wife even have a child now and he's reluctantly taking advice from Dad.  Not graciously, though.

Here is another bungling adventure that turns out all right at the end.  It also has a few laughs along the way.  This cozy mystery will make you smile and shake your head a few times.  It's a fun read.

If you'd like my ARC of this story, leave a comment here on my blog and email at info at with your name and address and why you'd like to read it.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading.


Shan said...

The cover made me think it was like a pre teen book. Is it for adults? Lots of stuff going on, ins and outs, twists and turns and characters so just wondering if the cover through me.

Journey of a Bookseller said...

It's an adult murder mystery. His daughter is five and she play soccer and he's a stay at home dad. So it's reflection of his life, not an indication of the age of the reader.

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a really fun and entertaining cozy read - I'd love to win a copy