Desire Shapiro is very comfortable living in her own
skin despite society's narrow views of short, full figured
women. She is a private detective who has had a remarkable
record solving cases for her clients. However she knows
she has plenty of competition in Manhattan so she's really
surprised when John Lander and his wife Trudie insist she
is the only private investigator they want.
The Landers hire Desiree to catch the person who killed
Cousin Edward and tried to kill John. Wealthy Uncle Victor
is dying and his heir was Edward followed by John. The
Landers and Desiree think that the inheritance is the
motive behind the homicide and attempted murder but the
police think John killed Edward and Ken faked an attempt on
his own life to divert suspicion. It is up to Desiree to
prove the cops wrong.
Selma Eichler has once again written a delicious cerebral
cozy culinary mystery that satisfies the mind and the
stomach. The protagonist is an admirable woman who
genuinely likes herself and doesn't need to conform to
society's expectations of what a woman should look like.
MURDER CAN COOL OFF YOUR AFFAIR has a fascinating story
line that ends with a stunner.