Thursday, April 22, 2010

MOTHERHOOD IS MURDER by Diana Orgain (Berkley)

New mom Kate Connolly is becoming a master juggler. She's trying to start a new career as a private investigator before little Laurie is even sitting up alone. Fortunately for her, her husband is working from home and Grandma is available for occasional babysitting. The rest of the time, however, Kate takes Laurie with her on her investigations. Naturally, when Kate is invited to try out a "mommy and me" group, she's eager to join the group. When one of the moms dies on the first outing Kate and Jim attend, a new case begins.

Kate is a totally believable as a fledging PI and her new mom lifestyle is absolutely realistic. The mystery is solid with good red herrings and just enough clues for the reader. I like this series--it kind of makes me wonder how Mike Shane could have solved crimes with an infant strapped to his chest. Just thinkin'.

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