Death Goes Shopping: A Jenny Turnbull Mystery (Jenny Turnbull Mysteries)
Death Goes Shopping A Jenny Turnbull Mystery - Jenny Turnbull Mysteries Author:Jessica Burton Being promotions director of a large mall isn't the most stress free job on the planet, but Jenny Turnbull enjoys it and is darn good at it. But her job becomes quite a bit more gruesomely stressful when an unseen gunman goes on a spree in a bloody food court massacre during her Halloween promotion. Dark secrets hidden in the mall's back corrido... more »rs come to light, some involving the victims. As Christmas nears, the mall Santa suddenly quits and the pressure is on for Jenny - protect the mall's reputation as a safe place to shop, find a new Santa two weeks before the big mall parade and help solve the mystery of the murders.« less
Jenny is the promotions director of a large shopping mall in an unnamed Canadian city.
Book has a lot of administrivia about running a mall. A shooting murder occurs during a pumpkin-carving promotion.
Good-guy characters are likeable. I thought the killer and motivation could have been developed more. Probably an editor deleted an explanation of Jenny's bad reaction to a liver dinner. (Liver dinner as in Betty Crocker, not Hannibal Lecter.)
Would like to see one character, Tiny, developed in a sequel.