A Leslie & Belinda Mystery, Book 1
By Linda S. Browning
Publisher: Buddhapuss Ink
Published: January 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Formats Available For Review: kindle (.mobi)
Move over, Miss Marple; step aside, Jessica Fletcher—there’s a new gal on the case, well, two gals, that is. This pair of sassy, senior sleuths, Leslie and Belinda, are on the hunt for a missing girl; and it leads them on a crazy chase through a dark graveyard with Leslie’s eight-pound-dog, Riff-Raff, right in the middle of all the action. Buckle up and keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times; it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
When the granddaughter of a deceased church member goes missing, the two best friends are determined to solve the mystery and rescue the young woman. It seems no one, including the girl’s father, is all that concerned by her vanishing act, but this pair just know something’s amiss. Throw in one wandering bear, a flirtatious undertaker, a dustup with a TBI agent, an overweight corpse, and a trip to the Dollar Store for stakeout supplies and you have all the ingredients for one wild adventure. Sticky situations and comedic antics abound when these meddling senior citizens let their curiosity get the better of them.
“Where others are winding down in retirement, Leslie and Belinda are just getting started. Browning ‘s cozy mystery celebrates the second half of life with humor, delight and wit.” ~ Sam Hilliard, author of the bestseller The Last Track
“Linda Browning has a a voice that is distinct, and fun to read. It lends itself well to the near-slapstick situations that Belinda and Leslie get into. This is cozy mystery at its best!” ~ Mariam Kobras, author of the award-winning Stone Trilogy
“[A] lighthearted cozy mystery with two likable characters, Leslie Barrett and her reluctant-sleuth of a friend, Belinda Honeycutt. Leslie, a retired social worker, is smart and witty, but she has an endearing tendency to holler charge and run in the wrong direction. You could say she has the instincts of Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote and the wherewithal of Barney Fife. She means well, but what can you expect from someone who carries wasp spray as bear repellant?” ~ Linda K. Sienkiewicz, author of the upcoming In the Context of Love
BONUS – Includes award-winning short story NO WAKE
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