Valerie Inkerman is a newly minted PI who has no clients. With the rent coming due, she agrees with her roommate’s suggestion and spends an evening waitressing at an upscale house party. While working the party, Jerry, Valerie’s roommate, introduces her to his friend Esme, but before the party’s over Esme is dead and Jerry is the prime suspect. The following day, Jerry’s dad shows up and hires Valerie to find out who the real killer is.
Valerie may not yet be a seasoned PI but she is organized and methodical in her investigation. I really liked Valerie from the start. She’s had a job she loved go south and then she bumps into two of her former colleagues, who have obviously been relishing her downfall. Jerry, who fancies himself a great actor and lady’s man, is the kind of guy you can’t help but like even when he’s annoying the heck out of you.
I found this book to be an easy and fun lighthearted mystery. This would be a perfect lazy summer day read. A.R. Winters, as usual, has created a delightful story in this first of the Valerie Inkerman series.
Alinefromabook’s rating: THUMBS-UP!
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