Philly Stakes - An Amanda Pepper Mystery Author:Gillian Roberts Amanda teaches at Philly Prep, a school for overly privileged underachievers. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are especially difficult for the little dears while visions of parties, presents, and holiday pleasures replace homework in their heads. To reinforce the "giving" part of the season, Amanda devises a plan to have her studen... more »ts cook and serve a meal for the homeless. When a student's father (who's running for mayor of Philadelphia) offers his home for the festivities, who can disagree?
The meal turns into a catered event for 65 homeless people, ladies and gentlemen of the press, and assorted family and friends of the mayoral hopeful.
When a decidedly un-festive murder happens Amanda and her good friend, cop C.K.Mackenzie, are left to solve the mystery.
Witty, fast-moving, romantic, with memorial characters and intriguing plot twists, Philly Stakes is a wonderful read and makes you want all the rest of the series.« less