Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Review: Motherhood is Murder: A Maternal Instincts Mystery

I was super excited to hear once again from Diana Orgain, author of Bundle of Trouble: A Maternal Instincts Mystery. I reviewed Bundle of Trouble back in September, and LOVED it, so I was really looking forward to the next installment, Motherhood is Murder. This book did not disappoint!!

Kate is still having a tendency to find herself in crazy mysterious situations! While attending a dinner cruise with a Mommy Group she has been newly invited to, one of the members, Helene, dies tragically. While it is initially believed to be an accident (she fell down the stairs), different clues lead Kate to believe there was something else going on.

After looking into the murder a little more, Kate comes to realize that there might be quite a few in the mommy group (and a couple of the husbands, too!), that might want Helene dead. But how to find the real killer? Especially when Inspector McNearny has warned her to stay off the case and stop meddling in police business!!

Once again, there are a lot of characters to keep track of in this novel, but they all seem to play significant parts. I especially loved Kate's best friend Paula and Kate's mom, both were fun to read and helped move the story along. Of course, Kate is just one of those characters that you can't help but love. She's charming and funny, a little off the wall, and totally focused on her family. She creates these "to-do" lists that always bring a little chuckle, and somehow manages to get herself, and sometimes her new baby, into some interesting pickles.

Motherhood is Murder is one of those fast and fun reads that you won't want to put down. I read it in one sitting! I definitely recommend this charming sequel in the Maternal Instincts series! Keep 'em coming Diana, I can't wait for the next mystery!!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a great cozy series!