I stumbled across this mystery, and I'm so glad I did! Read Harriet Klausner's review for a summary. I'll just add that I enjoyed the language, the characters' problems were real, and just like good Southerners, they enjoyed their Cokes. If you enjoy humorous Southern mysteries, you'll love Jimmie Ruth Evans' new series...at least I hope this is the beginning of a series!
Finally a real portrayal of a single mother!!! The main character is strong, couragous but just as loath to get involved in murder as I would be faced with the same situation. Not only are her children portrayed as having personalities similar to that of normal teens they also have character traits their mother would rather do without. The main character is not rich, in fact she works 3 jobs just to make ends meet. Her hardworking spirit is so like my own single mother that I wanted to cheer. It's about dern time a mom was portrayed as the tired lioness she really is.
This was GREAT! Oh, I so hope lots more of this series are written. You couldn't help but like the main character. And Mayrene is such a good friend. Really, really promising series.
1st in the series. A fun cozy with likable characters. I'm looking forward to reading the next one.
I like this series- the protagonist is a waitress who lives in a trailer park, they aren't of the 'splatter' genre of mysteries, but they are well thought out and keep your attention.
Pretty good first mystery -- not very challenging but I plan to read the rest of the series. Heroine and her next door neighbor are funny - not laugh out loud - more amusing.
This is a wonderful read.........fast paced, interesting storyline and characters. I can't wait to receive the second in this Series.
This is book #1 in a Series...........
Wanda Nell Culpepper, a struggling single mother, who lives in a trailer in Mississippi and works two jobs, is being framed for the murder of her no-good ex-husband, Bobby Ray. Can she find the real killers before they get her too...
I enjoyed the plot in this book but the excessive bad language made it really hard to read. I don't use this kind of language nor am I around where I can hear it. I found it very offensive and will not be reading the next book.
This is the 1st book of the Trailer Park Mystery series. I enjoy cozy mysteries. This is an entertaining cozy, I just wish I like the main character Wanda Nell better. Wanda Nell finds her exhusband dead with the missing plastic flamingo from her yard. Evidence is pointing to her as the killer. As always the cozy story gets a little crazy. On to the next book in the series.
I enjoyed this book. It was fun and a good mystery. I didn't figure out who done it until the end.
This is a new series with an interesting group of characters. Wanda Mae Culpepper struggles to keep her family together while working two jobs and trying to prove herself innocent of murder. I loved this spunky heroine and can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Fast read---salt of the earth mom works two jobs to support her children with no help from her ex-husband, who turns up dead in her trailer park. I really enjoyed this change of pace type of book with its down to earth characters and believable emotional responses to the various crises.
Loved this mystery! Wanda Nell Culpepper, single mother of three, works two jobs in Tullahoma, Mississippi. When she discovers the body of her ex-husband Bobby Lee in the woods behind her trailer, the police zoom in on Wanda Nell as their prime suspect. Very funny story, as Wanda and her best friend try to find out the identity of the murderer.
I can't wait to read more in this series!
I really enjoyed this book, it was funny, left you guessing till the end and I would recommend it to anyone that likes this type of mystery book.
The story was interesting, but just wasn't the kind to reach out and grab me. Took a few chpters just to get into it enough to finish it!
Great Book! I'll look for more by this author.
Funny, Great, Southern Book. I am a Southern and this book is true to form.
Very good light summer reading. First in a new cozy series which is down-home appealing!
What I think of a real southern town murder! Light and Fun!
After a full day at the Kountry Kitchen, then the graveyard shift at Budget Mart, Wanda Nell Culpepper just wants to sleep, but her no-account ex-husband is flashing cash and stirring up trouble. When her missing pink flamingo is found in his dead body, Wanda Nell is suspected of his murder. Very entertaining.
1st in the trailer park mystery series. A fun read!
Includes Kountry Kitchen Recipes! As down-home and appealing as fried green tomatoes, grits, and sweet tea. Heroine Wanda Nell Culpepper is a steel magnolia to cherish. -- Carolyn Hart
So glad a friend turned me onto this series...it was a fun read, even when I wasn't feeling well.
These women really know how to look out for themselves and each other!
Wanda Nell Culpepper's tough life isn't getting any easier. After a full day slinging hash at Kountry Kitchen and then surviving the graveyard shift at Budget Mart, she returns to her trailer park for some shut-eye---only to find her no-account ex-husband, Bobby Ray, flashing cash and stirring up trouble. She reckons things cna't get much worse---until the next day when she finds her missing pink flamingo stuck in his very dead body. Now the sheriff is out to pin her for the murder, and the real bad guys have her in their sights. But she's come this far on wits and guts, so eith the help of her gun-toting best friend, Wanda Nell decides to stand and fight---for her freedom and her life.
I couldn't get hook into the story. The characters seemed fine, but it didn't capture me.
A disgusting ex-husband is pierced by the metal legs of a lawn decoration. But where is the money he flashed?