Skating Around the Law (Rebecca Rpbbins Mystery, #1)
Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town’s handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where... show more
Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town’s handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she doesn’t belong, living with her scarily frisky grandfather, Pop, and relying on a police department that’s better at gardening than solving crimes. Eager to move forward with her life, Rebecca begins investigating the murder herself, reluctantly accepting help from Pop and his extensive social network, which includes a handsome veterinarian and a former circus camel named Elwood. Nevertheless, someone isn’t happy she’s looking into the case, and their threats will have her questioning whether playing sleuth was such a good idea after all. Joelle Charbonneau’s debut is a sheer delight---a laugh-out-loud mystery with plenty of heart.
Publish date: September 28th 2010
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Rebecca Robbins (#1)
Lots of humor, a little romance, interesting/appealing characters, and an irresistible small town setting featuring a skating rink make this lively book a fun, relaxing read. Rebecca Robbins left her hometown of Indian Falls for the big city of Chicago as soon as she could, but she’s back now just ...
I had looked at this series for a couple of years and finally came upon a copy for a good price (don't know why these aren't available as paperbacks!). Glad I gave it a shot as this was definitely a good start to a series that is partly based in a roller skating rink in a small Illinois town, and I...
Enjoyable mystery with quirky characters. I had a little trouble getting into it at first because it felt like the author was trying to hard and forcing the humor. IMO, some of Rebecca & Pop's interchanges were uncomfortable rather than funny. And at times, I felt like the author herself was poki...