Sunday, December 22, 2013

Malicious Mischief (A Rylie Keyes Mystery #1) by Marianne Harden

Rylie is hung over, late on her errands, and the weather sucks.  Then a van runs her off the road.  If that's not bad enough, she finds a dead senior in one of the garbage bags she's transporting.  She drives the van for the seniors, but she doesn't kill them.  Who hated Otto enough to kill him?

Entangled Publishing sent me a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  You can get it in ebook or print, check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Rylie has a revolving resume; she's not good at keeping a job.  She doesn't want to lose this one or she'll end up losing the family home she lives in.  While Otto was obnoxious and most everyone disliked him for some reason, why would anyone kill him?

If you've never been around a nursing home, this story might be an enlightening read.  Folks may be elderly and need medication but it doesn't mean they don't like sex.  Even if those who are much younger don't even want to know about it.  And dear ole Otto was right in the middle of the good times.  Of course, there's much more going on, not only in the nursing homes but the residences.  And Rylie has to try to wade through the mess to find the truth.

There's also the matter of romance at hand.  She's always had a soft spot for the cop but they're trying to move on.  That's easier said than done.  And having a younger woman trying to romance him makes her jealous.  

This story is a big bugaboo pot of everything from Nazis to Nazi hunters to horny old women and greed.  With no end of suspects and a lot of undercover activity, it takes Rylie a bit to get to the truth.  And it's a good read on the way.

Happy reading.

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