Free today from Amazon: In For a Penny (Cleopatra Jones #1) by Maggie Toussaint, a cozy from Muddle House Publishing. First published in hardcover in 2008, it is highly rated at Goodreads.
Amateur sleuth Cleopatra Jones of rural Hogan’s Glen, Maryland faces an unwanted hazard when she skulls her golf ball across the number six green and it lands in the inseam of a very dead banker. Though the victim is a longtime friend of Cleo’s, his ongoing dispute with Cleo’s best friend and golfing partner, Jonette, is public knowledge. When the police key in on Jonette as the prime suspect, Cleo sets out to find the real killer.
Amidst the fun of wacky meals, dueling daughters, Mama’s heart problem, lovesick Saint Bernards, a sexy golf pro, a repentant ex-husband and a host of murder suspects, Cleo does what she does best. With her trusty spreadsheets and logical accountant’s brain, she organizes the information and ferrets out a crazed killer.
Set against the lush splendor of mid-Atlantic springtime, this fun-packed mystery with a dash of romance will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next.
"an amusing addition to the cozy ranks" – Kirkus Reviews
"reading a Cleopatra Jones mystery is a nice way to spend the afternoon” – Romantic Times