Starting each chapter with, "Mama always said . . . " followed by a text with funny, idiomatic sayings, once again Ms. Metz displays her trademark Southern Charm. This time we are quickly drawn into her story by a "bad guy," waiting for a "mark"--comically renamed Mr. Polyester Pants. From there, the author introduces us to a whole host of likeable characters--a newly-hired, northern-transplanted gal with a head for investigation; an appealing, albeit mistreated wife; a misguided spinster; a young shoplifter; an assassin who is surprised to be waylaid by a lonely, country cop, and an adorable senior citizen who, after her stroke, only speaks in TV commercial slogans.
An engaging plot line that keeps you involved and LOL moments spiced with constant chuckles not only gave me a whale of a time reading this book, this 'ol northerner, thanks to the fine storytelling and humor of the author, got an even greater appreciation for the South. Highly recommended! -Sarah Mallery
From the Inside Flap
Come back to Goose Pimple Junction for this fourth book and third full-length novel in Amy Metz's humorous mystery series.