Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Mangler of Malibu Canyon

Title: The Mangler of Malibu Canyon Author: Jennifer Colt
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 10 0767920120
Genre: Mystery

The red-headed twin PIs are at again. In a fast-paced, action-packed story, they manage to save a plane from terrorists and come off wearing bags over their heads to trying to keep their rich aunt and idler cousin from being charged with murder by an eager-beaver prosecutor.

They look guilty to any and all when a headless corpse is found in one
of aunt's rugs and the cousin turns up carrying the head but he can't
remember how he got it. Involved in this messy situation are the
denizens of the posh Malibu Canyon area. Will the girls be able to
ferret out the killer or could they become his or her next victims.

Add a cult of the rich and famous who believe in alien abduction to
the tale and you have a tongue-in-cheek tale that will have you wanting to ride with the girls on your own pink Harley. The cast of fun characters includes producers who take advantage of starlets and those who want to join the movie star fraternity, trophy wives, cast
off wives, and other members of filmdom's population, a cross section
of that world that will have you laughing even as you consider the
seriousness of the murder.

A fun read that I'm pleased to recommend to any mystery fan who enjoys
a lighthearted look at life in the fast lane. Beware the coke snorters and settle back for some enjoyable hours.

Enjoy. I sure did.

Anne K. Edwards

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