Monday, April 26, 2010

Starred Review from Publisher's Weekly


(starred) A Bad Day for Pretty Sophie Littlefield. Minotaur, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-312-55975-5

Littlefield’s rollicking second novel featuring tough-talking Stella Hardesty, who manages a sewing shop and doles out her own brand of justice to wife-beaters, delivers on the promise of her debut, A Bad Day for Sorry. When a tornado uncovers a mummified woman buried at the Prosper, Mo., fairgrounds, the police suspect Neb Donovan, whom Stella once helped kick an OxyContin addiction, and Stella reluctantly accepts Donna Donovan’s pleas to clear her husband’s name. Complicating Stella’s investigation—and her long-simmering feelings for Sheriff Goat Jones—is the arrival of Goat’s former wife, Brandy Truax, who has designs on her ex and a possible link to the murdered woman. With her plucky assistant, Chrissy Shaw, Stella must exonerate Neb while eluding the real killer. Littlefield wields humor like a whip, but never lets it dilute the whodunit. A force to be reckoned with, Stella is a welcome addition to the world of unorthodox female crime fighters. (June)

9 comments:

Martha Flynn said...

YOU are a forced to be reckoned with, too, ya know! Yay!

Boyd Morrison said...

You rock, Sophie!

Eric said...

Excellent. Congratulations! I can hardly wait to read it as I have no doubt the accolade is well deserved.

Gary Corby said...

YAY! Congratulations Sophie.

PJ said...

YES! You so rock, Sophie!

Paula Matter

Chris said...

Awesome -- congrats!

Cornelia Read said...

GO SOPHIE!!!! Can't wait to see you in NYC...

LR said...

Congratulations Sophie. Can't wait to read it. :)

R. Lewis said...

Nice! Man, you're really a fireball! :-) I had no idea! Congrats.