Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Mystery Amateur Sleuth Woman Main Character
Series: Tory Bauer # 6
Avon, August 2001, $6.99, 384 pp.
This has not been an uneventful year for Tory Bauer and that is the biggest understatement of the century. In a period of seven months, she has become involved in six homicide investigations, began and ended an affair with a married man, and became the co-owner of the Delphi Café when her mentor and friend passed away. The new co-owner is a former stripper who drives her nuts and she fears to becoming romantically involved with her best friend because if things go wrong, she will lose a relationship she deeply cherishes.
Just when it looks like her life might be getting back to normal, a girl dies in the Delphi’s café. Leaving a note behind, the girl, in her letter, accuses the Reverend Clay Deibert of molesting her. The Reverend is married to Tory’s cousin Junior and she does not believe Clay would do anything so horrendous. She intends to prove this and winds up getting involved in another murder investigation.
FOREIGN BODY is a laugh out loud amateur sleuth novel that will appeal to anyone who likes an Agatha Christie like mystery with a twist of humor. The lead and supporting characters have all appeared in previous works in this series so readers will feel as if they are revisiting with old friends. Kathleen Taylor has a dry sense of humor, which comes out at unexpected turns in the voices of the characters and helps make FOREIGN BODY an enjoyable reading experience.
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