Sunday, April 25, 2010

'Motherhood is Murder', 2010, Diana Orgain, The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Group

Kate Connolly and husband Jim are on a San Francisco Bay dinner cruise, that Kate was invited to by a new-mommy club, Roo & You, that she joined. This was to be a night out for the parents to relax. One of the members is found dead at the bottom of the stairs on the cruise and soon Kate is trying her hand at being a PI and hopes to solve the case. She is a first-time mommy and feels she can work from home and take her 2 month old, Laurie, with her on stakeouts. All the guests are suspects and all seem to have motives, but Kate is determind to unravel the mystery. However, the killer is very sly and plans to stop Kate's investigation, no matter what.

Orgain has written a mystery with characters and incidents that make you laugh. Nevertheless, the murder plot is well thought out and weaves from one exploit to another keeping the reader interested and smiling, sometimes at the same time. 'Murderhood is Murder' is a credit to Diana Orgain who gives us an appealing and entertaining mystery. Let's hope for more of Kate!

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