Small-town life in Hazel Rock becomes a Texas-size crime
scene when murder takes a page from Charli Rae Warrenâ€™s book
clubâ€™s latest mystery . . .
Charli takes great pride in running one of the few
independent, family-owned bookstores in
small-town Texas. She vets everything carefully, with an eye
to the eclectic tastes of the locals. That includes the Book
Barnâ€™s weekly book club selection. This time out itâ€™s a
mystery whose characters bear a striking resemblance to
local citizens, including Charliâ€™s friend Sugar . . . whoâ€™s
the prime suspect when her real-life nemesis is found dead
in a hotelâ€™s water tank.
With help from her pet armadillo Princess, Charli campaigns
to clear Sugarâ€™s sweet nameâ€”literallyâ€”when the
up-for-election mayor becomes a killerâ€™s next target. Murder
and politics make scandalous bedfellows as Charli discovers
that fiction may be fatal, but reality could be just as
deadly . . .