October 7, 2009

Review of: Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain

Bundle of Trouble begins with Kate Connolly at home on bed rest. She and her husband, Jim, get a phone call that leads them to wonder if the body that was recovered from San Fransisco Bay is Jim's brother, George. Kate goes on to get involved in the investigation of 3 murders.

Kate desperately wants to NOT go back to work after her 6 week maternity leave is over. She falls in love with the idea of becoming a Private Investigator after learning that established PI, Galigani, makes $200 an hour. Kate sees it as a challenge and away for her to earn money while still being with her new baby, Laurie.

First-time mom Kate Connolly is bringing up baby- and bringing down a killer.

Kate Connolly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you-re going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.
Author Sheldon Siegel (Judgment Day) calls Bundle of Trouble "Deftly plotted". I completely agree. I've read a lot of mysteries (especially cozies) and I can sometimes pick out the kill way before the protagonist even suspects them. That was NOT the case with Bundle of Trouble. I did suspect the person who ends up being the guilty party, but they were not the only one I suspected (right along with Kate).

Because of Diana Orgain's Bundle of Trouble, I ignored my family for an entire afternoon. I ended up throwing together a last minute dinner of grilled cheese, oops! I will definitely be looking out for #2 in the Maternal Instincts Mystery series.

Title: Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery)
Author: Diana Orgain
ISBN: 9780425229248
Pages: 304
Published by: Berkley Prime Crime (August 4, 2009)
Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Cozy, Part of a Series
Grade: A+ What does this grade mean?

Other reviews:
Julie @ Booking Mama
Laura @ I'm Booking It
A Real Librarian @ Confessions of a Real Librarian
For more reviews search book blogs.

Books in this series:

Bundle of Trouble**
Motherhood is Murder (being released March 2010)
**This review.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks and sounds so awesome!! I am going to run and add it to my Amazon wish list right now!! Thx!


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