Monday, 2 August 2010

Body Movers

Author: Stephanie Bond
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Type: Trade Paperback
Pages: 425
Series: 1st book in the Body Movers series
Series Order:
  1. "Body Movers" (2006)
  2. "2 Bodies for the Price of 1" (2007)
  3. "3 Men and a Body" (2008)
  4. "4 Bodies and a Funeral" (2009)
  5. "5 Bodies to Die For" (2009)
  6. "6 Killer Bodies" (2009)

First Line: "Does this make my ass look big?"

Synopsis: Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out like she thought it would. Unlike her old high school friends who have huge houses, busy social calendars and loads of money, Carlotta is a sales persons at Neiman Marcus's living with her delinquent 19 year old younger brother. She's been trying to put the pieces of her life back together for the past 10 years ever since her parents skipped bail for their white collar crime and haven't been heard from since.

Now Carlotta has a new set of problems. Her brother has been arrested and has loan sharks after him, the cop who arrested her brother wants to reopen her parents' case and her brother gets the creepy job of transporting dead bodies to the morgue. Add to the fact that her ex-boyfriend's nasty wife is found murdered and now Carlotta has to find the murderer before she becomes the next target.

My Thoughts: This was a good, light mystery. It's similar to the very funny and quirky Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. While it did have a few funny moments it wasn't nearly as funny as the Plum series but it did keep my interest all the way through -- enough that I read this book in 2 days.

A good mystery and good characters. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series and hope that some of the secondary characters are brought into the storyline more ... especially Hannah, Carlotta's quirky goth best friend.

My Rating: 4/5 stars

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