With the economic slowdown, work has been slow for Paula Holliday’s Dirty Business landscaping company. Even so when one of her customers, Caroline Sturgis, offers a unique business partnership Paula hesitates thinking Caroline is just a rich, bored housewife with an unrealistic business plan. But when an anonymous tip to the police department reveals Caroline is really Monica Jane Weithorn, a fugitive from the law for over 20 years, Caroline’s stunned husband desperately begs Paula to find out who tipped off the cops.
Deadhead is the third book in the Dirty Business Mysteries series. They are definitely stand-alone reads as I read book two before one and had no problems understanding what was going on. I do recommend starting from one because they put the backstory in perspective when you read them in order and it’s such a fun series.
Paula continues with her witty personality and general calamity when investigating. Throw in her match making best friend Lucy and ex back-up singer and current diner owner Babe and you have the makings of a delightful trio of characters that should send this series to the top of any cozy lovers to-be-read list. Next up in the series is Slugfest which sounds even wackier then the first three!