Published: 1996
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 293

This is a nice light cozy mystery type series. China Bayles is a former hot shot Houston defense attorney who has chucked the rat race to run an herb shop in a small town in the hill country of Texas. China and her boyfriend Mike McQuaid (an ex-cop himself) as well as her circle of sometimes quirky friends in Pecan Springs are just a nice group of folks that I enjoy spending some time with on a regular basis. I’m really glad that Framed got me started on this series.

In this installment, local bookkeeper and tax accountant Rosemary Robbins is found shot to death in Mc Quaid’s pickup truck. The suspects include Rosemary’s ex-husband, her current boyfriend, or an ex-con who may be out to get McQuaid – and that’s just the starting list. Add Ruby Wilcox’s possibly psychic friend into the mix and a few other folks who may or may not be involved and it’s just an enjoyable light mystery.

It’s been nice to read a couple of lighter books after some of the heavier mysteries and non-fiction I’ve been focusing on lately and before I start into a heavily RIP II focused couple of months.