Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town's handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she doesn't belong, living with her scarily frisky grandfather, Pop, and relying on a police department that's better at gardening than solving crimes.
Eager to move forward with her life, Rebecca begins investigating the murder herself, reluctantly accepting help from Pop and his extensive social network, which includes a handsome veterinarian and a former circus camel named Elwood. Nevertheless, someone isn't happy she's looking into the case, and their threats will have her questioning whether playing sleuth was such a good idea after all.
Joelle Charbonneau's debut is a sheer delight---a laugh-out-loud mystery with plenty of heart.
Roller skates and crime don't mix, or do they? In Charbonneau's fresh, funny debut they most certainly do. When Chicago mortgage broker Rebecca Robbins returns to her hometown of Indian Falls, Ill., to sell the roller rink she's inherited, she's dismayed to learn that handyman Mack Murphy has turned up dead, his head in one of the rink's toilets. A bottle of prescription pills on the floor near Mack's body suggests suicide, but medical examiner Doc Truman suspects murder, and the race is on to catch the killer. The colorful cast of eccentrics includes Rebecca's frisky grandfather, Pop, and Lionel Franklin, a sexy veterinarian who owns an especially entertaining camel named Elwood, a retired circus performer. Though she yearns to go back to Chicago, Rebecca ultimately realizes she might have to stay longer in Indian Falls, just in case a skating sleuth is needed. Author tour. \n
This book was such a delight to read. It was never ever dull for a moment. Every event that occurred had a purpose and in the end everything tied together so smoothly. I was really hoping for a rollerskating chase scene but maybe that'll come later in the series. I loved this book!
A devoter fan
This book is amazing! Joelle is wondrous the way her story takes a life of it's own, and the characters jump off the page into your heart from page one!