Author: Daisy Pettles
Genre: Mystery, Humor
Publisher: Hot Pants Press LCC
Pub Date: April 15, 2019
Taken from NetGalley
It’s Spring in Pawpaw County, Indiana. Everybody has a bad case of hanky-panky pants. Senior sleuths Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens are on the run, chasing down cheating heart jezebels and shaking child support out of deadbeat baby daddies.
Everybody in the small town of Knobby Waters, Indiana, knows Avonelle Apple, cantankerous bank president. After Avonelle’s husband, esteemed dentist, William Apple, passes away, she receives a child support letter from his self-proclaimed mistress. Suspicious, she hires Ruby Jane and Veenie, of the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency, to determine if her late husband was a philandering baby daddy.
The case seems simple until one of Avonelle’s sons, Bromley, heir to his father’s dental empire, and well-known king of the Pawpaw County Hanky-Panky Husbands Club, pops up dead in a scarecrow costume.
No sooner do the crime-cracking duo get sucked into solving Bromley’s death than Fussy Jones, Chief Commander of the White River Boat and Gun Club, is found with a gig in his chest, literally dead in the water. Chief suspect: Sassy Smith, husband-hunting cougar who’s back in town searching for husband #4 after her last mate won a lifetime timeshare at the state prison for a real estate con.
When a mysterious new Romeo rolls into town and begins seducing the ladies out at Leisure Hills Retirement Village Veenie’s father, Pappy Sneed, calls for help to retain his reputation as an oldster stud puppy.
Ruby Jane bemoans that no one in Pawpaw County can keep their pants on or their skirts down as her own grown daughter, Joyce, begs for help chasing down her philandering husband.
The mounting romantic mysteries come to a surprise head as the senior sleuths outrun shotgun showers to close in on the answers (and the cheating heart Romeos) at the Moon Glow Motor Lodge, the Original Home of Hillbilly Hanky Panky.
Veenie and Ruby Jane have to buy an extra case of Ben Gay and a butt load of BBs just to keep up with all the romantic excitement.
This is the second hilarious mystery in the Shady Hoosier Detective series, bringing back Ruby Jane and Veenie, senior detectives cracking down on crime in the sticks. These ladies are hilarious as they interact with cheating husbands, hit bingo night and always make it in time for their next heart-stopping meal…
Mystery meat sandwiches with a side of onion rings from Pokey’s Tavern, fried bologna, day old deer chili topped with velveeta cheese, Pork cracklings from Go Go Gas, Day old cinnamon rolls, I could go on and on..
Their appetite for fried foods just about gave ME heartburn, and was only topped by their curiosity to solve a mystery or 2!
This is such a fun and fast reading mystery, I can’t help but wish these two ladies lived next door and I could be entertained by all their antics!
I can’t wait to read the next in the series, Chickenlandia coming out April 15, 2019
Here is the first book in the series…
Thank you to NetGalley and Hot Pants Press for this e-copy in exchange for my honest review.
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