"An upbeat amateur sleuth mystery"
When Sky Dennison graduated school, she left Scumble River
before the ink on her diploma was dry. After she lost her
job, her boyfriend dumped her and she didn't have enough
money to pay the rent, she returned home. Her uncle got
her the position of school psychologist and after almost
three years Sky realizes she likes living and working in
her hometown, being close to friends, family and her lover
The high school sponsors a dance for the students and hire
Pink Elephant, a band that includes Sky's brother Vince,
to play at the event. She notices that two members are at
each other's throat but her brother won't tell her why.
At the night of the dance, a fire alarm evacuates the
building; when Skye looks to see if anyone is in the
building, she trips over the dead body of a band member.
Vince is a prime suspect so Sky once again tries to track
down a murderer so that she can exonerate his brother.
Although Scumble River is a small community, it has many
of the problems of a big city including students taking
hard drugs. While trying to find a killer, Sky always
wants to find the methamphetamine lab so the sheriff can
close it down and arrest the dealer. The heroine is tough
when it comes to her students and her family, going the
extra mile to get them out of trouble yet with Simon all
she can think of is "Give me give me good lovin".
MURDER OF A PINK ELEPHANT is an upbeat amateur sleuth
mystery that takes place in a quirky town with zany
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 4, 2004