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My review for Gwen Freemanâ€™s great Murderâ€¦ Suicideâ€¦ Whateverâ€¦ went up yesterday and I wanted to let you know a little bit more about her. This is the first book for this lawyer and painter and she tells me she is almost done with her second Fifi Cutter mystery. Murderâ€¦ Suicideâ€¦ Whateverâ€¦ is available for pre-order from Amazon now and will be in book stores March 1st. And if you are in the area, Gwen will be appearing at the following locations:
Saturday, March 10
The Mystery Bookstore
1036-C Broxton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
5:30 to 8:00
Wine and cheese reception
Mystery and Imagination Bookstore
238 North Brand Blvd.
Saturday April 7
Barnes & Noble
Saturday, April 14
Mysteries To Die For
2940 Thousand Oaks blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
She will also be signing in Albuquerque, NM and Asheville, NC but the dates and times have not yet been determined.
Find out more about Gwen and keep up with her appearances on her web site www.gwenfreeman.com. Congratulations Gwen, great book!
Fifi Cutter comes from an interesting blended family. She has white family, black family, rich family, poor family, step-family, and now she has courtesy family. Or she did until her step-brother Bosco informs her that Uncle Ted was murdered. Bosco tells her this because he has been hired to find out who killed Uncle Ted and needs her help. Since Fifi is desperate for money to pay the property taxes on the house she inherited from her father, she isnâ€™t too hard to persuade.
But there are a few problems along the way. Neither Fifi nor Bosco are actually private investigators, or grief counselors, or accountants, or reporters â€“ all of which they impersonate as they dig into Uncle Tedâ€™s personal and professional life. But Fifi and Bosco are smart, funny, resourceful, and they need the money. And they have their work cut out for them, because it seems just about everyone had a motive to kill Uncle Ted, be it financial, political, sexual, or just plain old revenge.
This well-written book has suspects and plot twists galore. It has the added bonuses of a little locked room mystery (which I am partial to) and a lot of humor. Fifi and Boscoâ€™s quirky family members, their peculiar outlooks on life, and their increasingly bizarre adventures are often hysterical. This book is a cross between a Sue Grafton investigation and a Janet Evanovich romp. Fans of those authors will particularly like this book.
Favorite character? Fifi and Bosco are great. Did I guess it? Not really. Will I read another? Absolutely. Fifi and Bosco can come crash at my house any time.
Mystery Book Reviews by Liz at http://reviewedbyliz.com Â©2007