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Friday, October 16, 2015

Book Review - BETWEEN A CLUTCH AND A HARD PLACE by Gayle Trent




This book is part of the Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Collection, Seven Deadly Mysteries by Best-Selling Sleuths. I'm not sure where you can get the entire collection--I'm not finding it under that name on Amazon or Barnes and Noble--but you can get the individual books from these places. I'm not reviewing the whole collection anyway--only the inspirational ones. I review Christian books without sex scenes or more than very minor profanity,

I got a bunch of chortles, guffaws, and snorts from this cozy mystery, Between a Clutch and a Hard Place. Sorry--this one is definitely not scary enough for Halloween, but it is most definitely entertaining.

A middle-aged grandma (Myrtle Crumb) buys a second-hand clutch (not the pedal on the floor of a stick shift; it's a small purse like unto that pictured on the cover of Gayle Trent's book), and in it she finds a note implicating the husband (Jim Adams) of the previous owner would be the culprit if she (the original owner of the clutch, Flora Adams) ever came up missing. Which she did. Sort of.

So why does she (Myrtle) consent to go out with the probable murderer? Because she considers herself a super sleuth. She's determined to discover the solution to the mystery before her arch rival and neighbor, Tansie Miller, does. Which she might do. Sort of.

With the help of her tech-savvy granddaughter (Sunny) and the local sheriff (Cooper Norville) who looks a bit like Ben Cartwright. She wishes that he'd be as cooperative as her granddaughter, but the man was impossible. Wouldn't even give her a temporary sleuthing license. Hmph.

Could you help her out a little here? Buy the book. Amazon only.