Funny start to a cozy mystery series set in Austin

Mother’s Day Out (A Margie Peterson Mystery Book 1)

By: Karen MacInerney

Rating: 5 of 5

This is a really funny cozy mystery set in Austin, Texas. We lived in that city for seven years and much of the attitudes and, certainly, the geographical locations are spot-on.

Margie Peterson is a stay at home mom whose children are going to a pricey preschool because her husband, a lawyer trying to make partner, wants them to go to that particular school.

In order to make ends meet, Margie decides to take on a part-time job. When her resume and the jobs available to her don’t quite meet her expectations, she takes the first job that seems a bit interesting (and which don’t involve walking dogs or cleaning houses.)

Margie talks her way into to getting a chance to become an in-training private detective and though she aces her first assignment, her next one sends her for a loop. Not to mention finding a murder victim.

Margie gets involved in solving that murder and finds that it leads back to people she knows and some that she loves.

In the meantime, the events are funny. The dialog is, too. Even though many of the events are a little crazy and you wonder how they could happen, the story comes together at the end for a satisfactory ending and one that left me waiting to read the next in the series.

Mother’s Day Out (A Margie Peterson Mystery Book 1)

By: Karen MacInerney

Rating: 5 of 5

This is a really funny cozy mystery set in Austin, Texas. We lived in that city for seven years and much of the attitudes and, certainly, the geographical locations are spot-on.

Margie Peterson is a stay at home mom whose children are going to a pricey preschool because her husband, a lawyer trying to make partner, wants them to go to that particular school.

In order to make ends meet, Margie decides to take on a part-time job. When her resume and the jobs available to her don’t quite meet her expectations, she takes the first job that seems a bit interesting (and which don’t involve walking dogs or cleaning houses.)

Margie talks her way into to getting a chance to become an in-training private detective and though she aces her first assignment, her next one sends her for a loop. Not to mention finding a murder victim.

Margie gets involved in solving that murder and finds that it leads back to people she knows and some that she loves.

In the meantime, the events are funny. The dialog is, too. Even though many of the events are a little crazy and you wonder how they could happen, the story comes together at the end for a satisfactory ending and one that left me waiting to read the next in the series.

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