Saturday, October 19, 2013

Book Review ~ "Malicious Mischief" by Marianne Harden

Malicious Mischief (A Rylie Keyes Mystery #1)Malicious Mischief by Marianne Harden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Adult mystery
Publication date: October 22, 2013

Book Description: Is it strange to have the unemployment office on speed dial? Not for twenty-four-year-old college dropout Rylie Keyes. Her current job at a small retirement home is worlds more important than all her past gigs, though: if she loses this one, she won’t be able to stop the forced sale of her and her grandfather’s home, a house that has been in the family for ages. But keeping her job means figuring out the truth about a senior citizen who was found murdered while in her care. Explain that one, Miss Keyes.

The late Otto Weiner was thought to be a penniless Nazi concentration camp survivor with a silly grudge against Rylie. However, Otto was not a liked man by any means, and his enemies will stop at nothing to keep their part in his murder secret.

Forced to dust off the PI training she has to keep hidden from her ex-detective grandfather, Rylie must align with a circus-bike-wheeling Samoan while juggling the attention of two very hot cops who each get her all hot and bothered for very different reasons. And as she trudges through this new realm of perseverance, she has no idea that along the way she just might win, or lose, a little piece of her heart.

My thoughts: I enjoyed reading Malicious Mischief. The book is full of sarcastic humor and funny situations.

Rylie is in her early twenties and her career goal is to be an investigator. Her grandfather is against the idea, but her opportunity comes when she is pushed off of the road by an oncoming vehicle. She crashes and finds that she has unknowingly transported the dead body of a senior that lives in the seniors center she works in.

Mishap after mishap occur. She is pulled further into the situation as trouble seems to find her, making her appear to be more of a suspect.

The book is full of likable characters. Some are so odd and awkward that it makes them fun to read about.

The book has a ton of innuendo, but it does not have sexual situations. There is also some swearing. I would recommend for ages 17+.

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