Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: No Rest for the Wicked - 2nd in the Jane Serrano Mystery series
Author: Elizabeth C. Main
Publisher: Gale/Five Star
Release Date: August 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day/Juniper, Oregon
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Elizabeth's Website/Blog: www.elizabethcmain.com
Jane Serrano, is a middle-aged widow and also, the founder of the Murder of the Month Book Club. After solving one murder in the book Murder of the Month, Jane just wants to get back to normal at her business, Thornton's Books, and go on with her life. However, ten months after capturing a killer and being called the "Bookstore Heroine" Jane's life hasnít settled down at all. At first, she found the attention a lot of fun but, now she's had enough and just wants to concentrate on her book shop and relationship with Nick Constantine, a local attorney
However, many people in the town of Juniper have been taken for a ride by con artists and one of them is killed. But, the local lawman finds the number one suspect in Jane's friend Alix. And, when the con man is found to be Alix's ex-husband everyone else is forgotten and Alix is number one. Alix is the owner of the Wedding Belle Bridal Shop, where Janeís daughter Bianca and her dog Wendell work. (Wendell hires out as a ring bearer and is a big hit if Bianca can keep him away from the food at the wedding receptions).
Naturally, Jane is pushed into investigating as all her book club members know that she has already solved one murder case. So, along with her job and her romance she goes on the hunt until the real murderer comes after her.
This is the second book in the Jane Serrano Mystery Series and just as good a read as the first. Great characters and plotting and, of course being a dog lover, I am enthralled with Wendell the new ring bearing dog. Pick this one up, you won't be sorry. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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