I love all of Eichler's books with Desiree Shaperio. This one is no exception. If you are interested in female P.I.s and if you can relate to a larger than life woman, then this one is for you.
Here we have a PI who is different from most. She doesn't jog, doesn't know any martial arts, but when it comes to bakeries etc she just has to stop in on her way to where ever she is going. In this book she comes to the aid of an ex-boyfriend who is being accused of murdering his wife. She is sure he is a louse but she is also sure murder is not something he would do.
Desiree is contacted by an ex-boyfriend who was two-timing her when they were going out. In fact, he married the woman that he was two-timing Desiree with. She loathes the man and hangs up on him several times. He finally convinces her to take her calls to beg her to investigate the death of his wife. He is sure she has been murdered and worried that he will be the main suspect. Desiree has suspects but no real clues as to the perpetrator and the case is frustrating to her. When she finally figures out who did kill Cheryl, she nearly dies before she can prove it! I always enjoy Ms. Eichler's novels about Desiree Shapiro. Desiree is my kind of P.I. - queen-sized middle-aged single gal who loves life, eating being the first love. :)
Desiree Shapiro is a big womanm. In both body and heart, and it's her big heart that fets her into this mess, investigating the suspicious death of her ex-boyfriend's new wife. Bruce Simon had been a louse when they were dating .. but no matter how dysfunctional he might be in relationships, Desiree didn't think he could have pushed Cheryl onto the subway tracks. The police do, so Desiree reluctantly agrees to help Bruce out by looking for other suspects. Cheryl had been a flight attendant and just before her death she'd voiced suspicions about one of her fellow airline employees and dope smuggling. Could one of them have been willing to kill to keep it a secret? Danger is about to come out of the clear blue sky.