No one is more stunned than Mermaid Swimwear sales exec Holly Schlivnik when a fisherman hooks her unscrupulous colleague’s battered corpse attached to a surfboard and hauls it onto the Washington Street Pier. The coroner ruled that while Jack Tyne drowned, he “had help dying,” and Holly’s boss is wrongly arrested for the crime. To save the big cheese from a life behind bars, the wise-cracking, irreverent amateur detective dons her sleuthing hat to find Jack’s real killer. But the trail has more twists and turns than a pretzel, and nothing turns out the way Holly thinks it will as she tangles with a clever killer hellbent for revenge.
Death by Surfboard
Quirky Mermaid Swimwear exec, Holly Schlivnik (president of the juniors, kids, and private label divisions) is, once again, johnny-on-the-scene when the body of Jack Tyne, the unsuccessful new head of two of Holly’s former divisions who brought the surf line GOOFYFOOT into the company, is the catch of the day. Right off the pier. Accident or murder? There’s no dearth of suspects. With her insider knowledge of the industry, the support her Yentas, and the memory of her nana’s sage advice, Holly unwinds the mystery, dodging danger and death at every turn. Susie Black’s complex plot does not disappoint—and keeps readers coming back for more. Smart and snarky with memorable characters, this well-crafted new addition to the clever, whodunnit, laugh-out-loud Holly Swimsuit Mystery Series will keep everyone guessing to the end. I loved Death by Surfboard and can’t wait to read more.