Pinkerton Detective Katie Madison makes a lousy Harvey House waitress...but it's the only way she can get close enough to the scene of the murders of two of the restaurant's servers to solve the mystery. Between having impeccable posture, a perfect Harvey Girl smile, and memorizing menu specials of the day, not tomention dealing with the temperamental French chef, her mind might be too full to make any headway in the biggest case of her career.
Sheriff Branch Whitman knows there's something fishy about the pretty new Harvey girl with her flaming red hair, but he never would've guessed her to be a Pinkerton! And he's never met a Pink he liked -- but there is something intriguing about her.
Soon a tornado hits town, and a shadow from the past puts Branch's eight-year-old son in danger. Now the sheriff has no choice but to work with Katie -- or chance losing everything he holds dear. Tracking a murderer is dangerous even for a man, and he fears for Katie's safety. But as they get closer to the killer it becomes abundantly clear: protecting Katie is one thing; protecting his heart is something else.
Witty and clever and so much fun to read! Katie is "as stubborn as a sore tooth" and is quite the conundrum for Branch. She has two strikes against her as a detective -- one, she's a woman and two she's a 'Pink' and he's not about to share sleuthing rights with either. Luckily, Katie isn't a pushover and doggedly persists with her investigation. It isn't long before Branch sees the error of his ways and the two join forces. A solid mystery that spirals into much more than they bargained for kept me glued to the page...when I wasn't blinking back tears from laughing so hard. And then there's the bumpy romance that makes the tale all the sweeter. A winning combination that makes this a must read for the romantic comedy aficionado.
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Calico Spy please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 10 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!