Sunday, September 4, 2011
Buried in Trouble: "Buried in Briny Bay" by Bobbye Terry
Roxie Turner finds herself up to her neck in trouble when her lifelong nemesis, Georgia Collins, is discovered buried in the town’s landfill. To make matters worse, with her characteristic Southern sass, Roxie has been saying she’d kill Georgia for more than twenty years. In fact, she listed the ways to do the woman in, constantly reminding prominent citizens of her intent. It was all a joke, or so she thought. But the joke turns on her as, suddenly, other dead bodies begin to pile up, all murdered with a technique from Roxie’s list.
Enlisting the assistance of handsome hunk, Greg Norris, Roxie’s sister, Trixie Frye, comes to her aid, bent on uncovering the killer and the truth. Can they find out both before Roxie goes to the big house?
Roxie and Trixie are the kind of amateur detectives who would make Miss Marple and Mrs. Fletcher shudder. In their quest to clear Roxie’s name, they can’t seem to stay out trouble. They can’t even go out to dinner without another dead body turning up, killed by one of the methods on Roxie’s list. It’s a good thing Trixie’s husband is willing to drive a hundred miles or so and bail them out. But then, Greg told them to order in!
I loved Roxie’s sassy attitude, Trixie’s sibling loyalty, her husband’s endless patience, people’s attempts to push Greg and Roxie together, and the twists and turns of this cozy, funny who-dunnit. According to Ms. Terry, this is the beginning of a series. I say, bring it on! I’m hooked!