Archive for February 26th, 2007
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