"enjoyable amateur sleuth"
After several continents and years, attorney Amy Brown can
no longer deal with the insults and constant firing from
her boss at London's Winter, Worthington, and Walker. So
when septuagenarian Daniel Blake reads her the riot act,
Amy signs a note resigning. She informs her stunned spouse
but then learns she is pregnant. Her husband persuades her
to beg to get her job back so she will have maternity leave
and medical coverage. Amy goes to the office early only to
find Daniel dead. She retrieves her note. The police rule
Daniel's death an accident from an allergic reaction to
eating chocolate with nuts inside them.
Several months later after Amy has given birth and returned
to work she notices a sticky note among Daniel's items.
The note says "No Nuts"; leading her to conclude that
someone deliberately killed Daniel. Though everyone hated
him, she wondered who would commit homicide. She asks
product safety expert Polly Lawrence for help, as the
police seem comfortable with their original conclusion. As
the duo investigates, they begin to find other evidence,
but a person who has killed before might find the second
and third time a lot easier to swallow.
KILLABLE HOURS is an enjoyable amateur sleuth tale starring
a delightful female supported by an eccentric expert. The
story line is fun though timelines seem off kilter. Still
the cast is strong and the plot engages the audience from
start to finish so that the audience will know they spent
likable hours on Pamela Eddy's pleasant novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 17, 2002