​Bernadine Fagan   

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If ever a woman was  not cut out for life in a backwoods town in Maine where moose roan free and people wear L.L.Bean, it is chic city woman Nora Lassiter. If ever there was a misunderstanding about what a woman does for a living, the very idea that Nora could be a "hotshot New York detective" takes the cake. 

But cash-strapped Nora doesn't correct that misunderstanding when a childhood acquaintance offers to pay her to gather evidence on a cheating husband, or when her uncle becomes a prime suspect in a murder. 

Mishaps abound as Nora works on both cases and meets hot sheriff Nick Renzo. There is humor in this book. You may even find yourself laughing out loud.


Before Nora leaves the home of her extended family in Silver Stream, Maine, and returns to her apartment in New York City, she intends to take care of one minor detail. She promised Vivian she'd check into her Pomeranian problem. That won't take long, a day perhaps.

When this minor detail turns out to be major, Nora becomes involved in the hunt for a murderer. Amid mishaps and misadventures, rugged Sheriff Nick Renzo sets the air crackling between them, three beloved aunts provide moral support, and Nora learns a new skill that shocks everyone.

And yes, you will probably laugh along the way!