Friday, January 11, 2013

Review: SATURDAY NIGHT CLEAVER by Karen Cantwell


5 of 5 stars

I've read all the Barbara Marr mysteries and "Saturday Night Cleaver" is the best one yet! Poor Barbara - all she wants is a nice quiet existence in Rustic Woods and for her husband, Howard, to be well again. He was injured on his last assignment before retiring from the FBI. He's been moping around the house while his leg has been healing and he's been falling down on his husband duties.  This does not make Barb happy and to work out some of her frustration, she takes the family dog for a walk in the woods behind her house. What happens next sends Barb on another rollicking adventure!

Ms. Cantwell has a true comedic voice that shines through Barb. Some of the passages had me laughing out loud. It's also good to see some of the regulars from Rustic Woods make an appearance in this story. I especially love Barb's Mom. She's quite a character and Barb's reaction to some of the things her Mother does is just priceless.  If you're looking to escape into a fun and thoroughly entertaining mystery, this book is just what the doctor ordered. Highly Recommended!