In Yaffe's ( Mom Doth Murder Sleep ) cleverly plotted tale, Dave, an investigator in the public defender's office in Mesa Grande, Colo., and his 75-year-old mother--his self-appointed amateur partner--come up against small-town politics when they track the strangler of Edna Pulaski, a madam. Charged with the murder, homeless Harry Stubbins claims that Edna invited him in out of the cold and drugged him; when he woke up the next morning, he found her dead. Dave pegs Harry's story as a "crazy whopper," but Mom asks pointed questions about Edna's personal habits--such as her drinking preferences--and Harry's background that keep the investigation on course. Local DA Marvin McBride, running for reelection, is handling the case himself; his office hampers Dave's defense investigation by sitting on information it is supposed to make available.
A lively and entertaining mystery.
This is Mom advises son - who is an investigator with the public defender's office - on how to do his job - what questions to ask, and she helps solve the murder, which had been pinned on a homeless person. Mom doesn't believe it, and starts the ball rolling to catch the real murderer, with the help of her son.
Clever Mom and plotting politicians - our hero needs all the help he can get to solve this mystery. Cute ideas and situations.
Another good "Mom" book. Keeps you on your toes.
Dave, an investigator with the public defender's office in Mesa Grande, CO solves cases with the help of his Mom.
Looks inside the Korean community while solving the murder of a local madam. Story takes place during a local political race.