Sunday, December 03, 2006

Stranded, by Lorena McCourtney

Ivy Malone is at it again. Her mutant curiosity gene is in full gear, and her LOL (little old lady) antics are more hilarious than ever. The author does not disappoint with this 4th book in the Ivy Malone Mystery series. In fact, it just may be her best yet. I thought I solved the case on page 79 only to find out I was at least partially mistaken at the end.

Fleeing from a prior dangerous situation, Ivy's camper breaks down in the mountains of Colorado. She is, as the title says, stranded until she can come up with the money for a new engine. While in the cozy town of Hello she discovers--you guessed it--another unsolved murder. She may as well snoop around a bit while she's there. Suspense mounts as she racks up suspects and motives. Will her mutant curiosity gene prove sufficient clear up Hello's unsolved murder?

I highly recommend this book for mystery lovers of any kind. Not overtly Christian, Ivy does share her faith in God, help people in need when possible, and pray. I like the non-preachy approach. There are still lessons to be learned and a whole lot of enjoyment along the way.

Lorena McCourtney's Website
An added note from Karri: I just received word that Lorena McCourtney has joined the ranks of ACFW. Welcome to the group, Lorena!

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