Tuesday 7 March 2017

Book ~ "Whiskey, You're the Devil" (2014) Liliana Hart

From Goodreads ~ Things are looking up for Addison Holmes. She's about to take her P.I. exams, she's living in sin with the man of her dreams and she hasn't had a phone call from her mother in three whole days. But she should have known things were too good to last. 

When Rosemarie Valentine's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon used to kill a sex shop owner, it's up to Addison and the gang to clear her name before Rosemarie is thrown in the pokey with no hope of getting out again. 

With the help of Nick, Savage, Kate, and Addison's mom and sister, what could possibly go wrong? 

Addison is working part-time at her friend, Kate's detective agency, and studying and training to become a full-time PI.  Kate said, against her better judgement, that if Addison finishes in the top of her class, she'll hire her on full-time.  The case she is working on involves the theft of a replica of the Star Trek Enterprise.  Kate suspects the owner, Spock, who is Addison's former neighbour and friend, is trying to scam for the insurance money.  Spock asks Addison to find the replica and points her in the direction of who he is sure stole it.

Nick, a police officer, and Addison have been dating on and off and are now living together.  But that doesn't stop FBI Agent Savage, who is attracted to her, from trying to entice her away.

Rosemarie, Addison's friend, has been arrested for the murder of a former porn star and now owner of an sex shop.  As crazy as Rosemarie is, Addison doesn't think her friend is capable of murder and tries to find out who did it.  This mystery wraps up very quickly at the end.  I was buying the whodunnit but it didn't make sense why the victim had involved Rosemarie in the first place.

This is the fourth book I've read by this author and I liked it.  Though it is the fourth in the Addison Holmes series, it works as a stand alone. It was a light fun book to read.  It is written in first person perspective from Addison's point of view.  I liked the writing style ... it was amusing.  There have been typos and lazy grammar in the previous books but this one was really bad ... the editing could have been a lot tighter.  As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.

I look forward to reading the rest in this series in addition to other books by this author.

No comments: