Be forewarned, if you are looking for a serious story, don't request this book.
Helena Handbasket is absurdly hilarious. This PI is a spoof of every other book written. Helena is constantly on the prowl for a man... even if every man she encounters is entirely inappropriate or even nasty! She is a bumbling drunk that wouldn't know a clue if it slapped her. Donna Moore makes it very clear to the reader so that we know exactly what Helena is missing. Detective Lee, the lead investigator, isn't much better. While telling Helena to keep her nose out of it, he continually gives her tips and clues to keep her nose right in it.
To give you an idea of the comedy of this story, some of the various characters have the following names:
Fifi Fofum, Heidi Salami, Luke Warmwater, Gene Poole, Frank Lee, Katya Fallingstar, Justin Case, Emma Roids, & Hal Litosis.
A send up of all the cliche's of mystery writing. Full of puns and wild humor.
I'm afraid I didn't find this book to be even remotely amusing. It was stupidity, plain out ....
After reading the reviews, I had high hopes, but I guess I have a different sense of humor than the author. Oh, the character names were a hoot, but that's about it.