This is the first in Moseley's series starring Honey Huckleberry, a book rep in Texas. She's been an orphan since 18 and copes by making and sticking to lists and schedules. Think a female, attractive, better functioning Monk. The fourth Steven is a mysterious voice on the telephone--a voice that is both threatening and vulnerable. I actually read the second book in the series--Grinning, in His Mashed Potatoes--first. Liked them both a lot. If you have a choice, though, go through them in order written.
From Publishers Weekly
Romantic, free-spirited Honey Huckleberry chooses to isolate herself in the eccentrically designed home of her elderly parents, dead these many years. The strange young woman is already acquainted with three men named Steven when she picks up the phone on an apparently wrong number and a new Steven threatens to kill her. Undeterred, Honey, a publishers' sales rep, continues on her scheduled rounds of Gulf coast bookstores and tells Janie, a bookstore owner who may like a good mystery but loves the idea of an actual case. Honey is a vague, trailing sort that, strangely, every man finds irresistible, and the plot meanders, fueled in part by Janie's off-the-wall contributions. Despite this, Honey's first-person narrative can be fascinating because Moseley (Bonita Faye) is a good stylist with a fine sense of atmosphere, not only for locales like South Padre Island, but also for the aura of fear.
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Edgar Award-nominee Margaret Moseley's latest novel is as humorous and engaging as it is dark and suspenseful.
When book rep Honey Huckleberry answers her phone, she's not surprised to hear that it's her friend Steven, one of them anyway.
But when he confesses to murder. Honey's sure this "Steven" is no friend of hers. Ans when the other Stevens start dying, the fourth Steven is the first suspect in a murderous countdown.