"A zany but exciting mystery"
Just North of San Francisco in Marin County, Hill Creek
is a weird combination of chic and New Age. Though
everyone is wealthy, harmony does not exist. Renowned
womanizer Mayor Alex Postman supports having Signatech
establish facilities in the town in order to provide new
jobs and money, but Hannah Malloy believes the firm will
spoil the small town atmosphere.
Hannah plans to run for mayor against Alex unless he
changes his position. At a fund-raiser, Hannah intends to
plead with Alex, but before she can, someone kills him.
Another mayoral candidate is found dead in the back of
Hannah's truck. The police look at Hannah as the prime
suspect in both homicides. With the help of her sister
Kiki, Hannah begins her own investigation in order to clear
her name before they throw the book at her.
Hill Creek is the type of place people like to visit to
see if the townsfolk are as eccentric and zany as described
in TALL, DEAD, AND HANDSOME. Kiki and Hannah trade quips
and insults at a pace that would overwhelm Abbot and
Costello, but their shared love for one another still
shines through the tale. This who-done-it is a fun to read
amateur sleuth novel that demonstrates that Annie Griffin
knows how to write an exciting, humorous puzzler.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 18, 2001