In Motherhood is Murder, author Diana Orgain continues to charm and entertain us with the exploits of new mom turned sleuth Kate Connolly. Motherhood is Murder picks up where Bundle of Trouble left off, with Kate wanting to begin work as private investigator all the while juggling the demands of a weeks-old baby.
Everything I enjoyed about Bundle of Trouble (linked to my review) is here in Motherhood is Murder. The life of a new mom is brilliantly cast with all its ups and downs, insecurities and joys. Kate is endearing and her To Do lists hilarious. The mystery surrounding the Roo & You mommy club is complex and complicated, good things for a good mystery to be:
First-time mom Kate Connolly may have found the perfect work-from-home mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stakeouts, and if you’re going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes.
Nights out are hard to come by for new parents. So when Kate’s new-mommy club, Roo & You, holds a dinner cruise, she and her husband, Jim, leave baby Laurie with Kate’s mom and join the grown-ups for some fine dining on the San Francisco Bay.
But when one of the cofounders of Roo & You takes a fatal spill down a staircase, the police department crashes the party. Suddenly every guest is a suspect, and it seems like every mom and her man has a motive. Kate’s on deck to solve the mystery–but a killer’s determined to make her rue the day she joined the first-time-mom’s club.
Motherhood is Murder is a light, fun cozy mystery that will appeal to anyone who enjoys an entertaining and charming story. I liked it a lot. If you’re looking for something fun to read, Kate and baby Laurie will not disappoint.
In fact, author Diane Orgain has graciously offered to give away a copy of Motherhood is Murder to one 5 Minutes for Books reader! Leave a comment on this post to be eligible for the giveaway! We’ll announce the winner on May 19.
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes…. Lisa thanks the author for sending her a review copy of this book!