"Fine investigative tale"
Manhattan Crime reporter Bailey Weggins feels she needs
some rest following her last dangerous investigation (see
IF LOOKS COULD KILL). So she feels fortunate when she
receives an invitation for a free weekend at the Cedar Inn,
a posh nineteenth-century Asian-like spa in Warren,
Massachusetts. Bailey plans to enjoy forty-eight hours of
mud bath pampering.
However, her mellowing ends rather quickly when Bailey
finds the murdered corpse of masseuse Anna Cole, wrapped
like a mummy. Unable to ignore the homicide especially
since the beleaguered owner is a close friend of her mom,
Bailey makes inquiries and soon uncovers a laundry list of
suspects. Also her continuing to look for clues keeps her
within a caress of Detective Supervisor Jeffrey Beck even
while psychology professor Dr. Jack Herlihy shows renewed
interest in the brave heroine.
Readers will envy the lead protagonist for the melodious
serene relaxation especially those heavenly physical
massages that she undergoes. However, once the tale goes
into investigative mode, it never slows down. The story
line works because the audience will like the "pampered"
Bailey who is as interested in the men in her life as she
is in solving the homicide. Kate White will score once
again with her second Bailey book.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 17, 2003