Reviewed By: Dawn Dowdle
Positioned to Die
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Mystery Woman Main Character Amateur Sleuth
Series: Salome Waterhouse # 2
July 2002, 257 pages
Salome Waterhouse is a Feng Shui practicioner. This is the 2nd book in this series. She arrives home to find she has a new next-door neighbor. Unfortunately he is not very neighborly. Duncan Mah gutted the gorgeous rose garden in his front yard to put in a large parking area.
A famous decorator in DC is found murdered in his home. Salome and Judah Freeman, a PI and house sitter for Salome when she is out of town, team up to investigate this murder. Mr. Mah becomes a suspect. Salome cannot pin anything on him except his bad taste.
Salome has begun doing feng shui consultations on houses where murders have been committed.
Her ex, Gabe, who is a famous mystery author is recently remarried. His wife is redecorating their house and he asks Salome to house some items for him.
Many things keep happening in Salome's life. Her neighbor, Fiona, has gone missing. Fiona had been following Duncan Mah. At first Salome thinks Fiona has gone to Chicago as she had been planning, but over time she begins to worry about her.
Judah is separated from his wife Cookie. She has a restaurant called Cookie's. At a recent fundraiser at her restaurant a linguist staff has gone missing. Salome investigates whether the murder and the theft might be related.
I found this book to be much more enjoyable than the first one in this series. I like the friendship developing between Salome and Judah. I think they work well together. I hope they do more investigating together in future books. I think Salome is constructed better in this book and we get to know her a little better.
There wasn't as much Feng Shui in this book and a lot more investigating. This made it more believable and kept my interest. I recommend this book.
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