Life is pretty typical for stay-at-home mom Margie Peterson. She’s got a peanut-butter-covered wardrobe, an attorney husband who’s always at the office, and a mother-in-law who keeps slipping her books like “Sex Secrets of Happy Wives.” Then she lands a part-time job at a seedy P.I. firm — and her humdrum suburban life is turned upside-down.
By the end of her first day, Margie’s totaled her minivan, submitted a picture of a naked man in Saran Wrap to the school newsletter, and accidentally participated in a drag queen contest. When she finds a dead transvestite in the “Princesses’” room of a gay bar, she decides it may be time to hang up her hat and start planning Tupperware parties. Then she picks up the drag queen’s phone… and discovers the last call the dead man made was to Margie’s own house.
From the reviewers:
“If you love a mystery with the most unlikeliest P.I. EVER… with enough snort-worthy moments to have the family looking up and wanting to know what’s tickled your fancy… then, yeah, pay Margie Peterson a visit. You will not be disappointed.” — Bookaroo-Ju
This is a great, quick and really fun read! -Jen30386 | 15 reviewers made a similar statement
Karen MacInerney’s latest book, Mother’s Day Out, looks like the start to a promising new mystery series. – Claire Bray | 13 reviewers made a similar statement
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it. – Que Barbara | 11 reviewers made a similar statement
.It’s a hoot. Margie Peterson is doing her best at her new job as a PI, but family life keeps getting in the way, along with the worry that her husband might be mixed up in murder. Evanovich fans will quickly fall in love with Margie. – Sue Ann Jaffarian
Praise for Howling at the Moon:
“Humorous and event-filled… a romantic triangle also adds spice and interest. Future adventures promise to be quite entertaining!” — Romantic Times
“Sophie was a delight, and Howling at the Moon was like a big bag of potato chips…I kept reaching for the next page, and the next, and the next…” — MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times best-selling author of the Undead series
Praise for the Gray Whale Inn mysteries:
“Karen MacInerney writes with verve and vitality, and her Natalie Barnes is a Maine original. I’m ready to book a room at the Gray Whale Inn!” — Susan Wittig Albert, New York Times best-selling author of the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries
“Deliciously clever plot. Juicy characters. Karen MacInerney has cooked up a winning recipe for murder. Don’t miss this mystery!” — Maggie Sefton, New York Times best-selling author of Knit One, Kill Two
Karen is the author of the Agatha-nominated Gray Whale Inn mysteries and the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy, among many, many other things. Most of which, alas, are Facebook status updates.
Karen is also working on two more Gray Whale Inn mysteries; the next book in the series is scheduled for release early 2013, and Blueberry Blues, a Gray Whale Inn Short Story, recently hit the virtual shelves.
Feel free to stop by Karen’s web site at www.karenmacinerney.com; she is also on Twitter (@KarenMacInerney) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/karenmacinerney), where you are more than welcome to follow her, friend her, and/or tell her to get back to work.
And here, in the comfort of your own browser, is your free sample of Mother’s Day Out by Karen MacInerney: