Perseverance Press, Oct 2002, 13.95 216 pp.
Not many aspiring writers get to see their dreams come true but Bridget Montrose, married with four young children, is one of the lucky few. Her first book was bought by a major publishing house and has made the New York Times bestseller list. Now the pressure is on from her editor and her agent to produce another bestseller but Bridget can't write a single world.
When she gets a grant to attend a writer's retreat at the Ars Ranch she looks forward to the opportunity to write without any distractions. The first two days she is there writes thirty pages but her muse deserts her when one of her peers is killed. Everyone falls under suspicion, especially Bridget, who has a tendency to become involved in homicide cases.
ANOTHER FINE MESS is a delightful cozy starring a protagonist most people can identify with and understand. There is a surplus of suspects because everyone (except Bridget) had a reason to hate the murder victim. All the candidates seem plausible so readers won't find out who the perpetrator is until the very last page.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner