Third entry in the Berger and Mitry mystery series featuring pudgy Jewish movie reviewer Mitch Berger and his girlfriend, black and bodacious cop and artist Desiree Mitry. Des and Mitch have settled into their relationship and Des is getting used to being a small-town resident trooper rather than a homicide detective. But murder visits Dorset again when Tito, the famous movie star son-in-law of one of the town's founding fathers, is found dead at the base of a waterfall in a nearby state park. At first thought to be a suicide, it's obvious from the crime scene that things just don't add up. Tito had plenty of enemies, including many jealous husbands and boyfriends, and even Mitch makes a passing visit to the suspect list because Tito publicly attacked him after Mitch panned his latest film. So who dunnit? I actually didn't guess til the end; there were plenty of plausible red herrings, but it wasn't until a second killing that I began to lean towards one particular character and was right. I have enjoyed each entry in the series more than the last one. I get a kick out of this quirky couple and like both of them, and secondary characters also seem to be well-fleshed.
Just when you think you know....
I enjoyed this book and will look for others in this series now.
A cute mystery by Handler. Easy reading, but fun.