Dead Pan by Gayle Trent is a ‘cozy mystery’ about a woman, Daphne Martin, the amateur sleuth, who had solved the murder of Yodel Watson, a mean gossip, a few months before. She is asked to look into the death of Fred Duncan by his cousin Fran and her mother. As she tries to find out what happened to Fred she finds out more than she really wanted to know and the truth will put her in danger.
The story has a fun group of characters, Daphne’s sister Violet, wants Daphne to test drive a video game,a Rock Band type game, to see if it is appropriate for Violets twins. Daphne enlists the help of Fred Duncan’s mother and cousin Fran to help her cater a “cavy” party, guinea pigs for those of us have no clue what a cavy is. Fran also helps Daphne by trying to figure out what happened to Fred. Daphnes older friend Myra, who learns to play the video game along with Daphne.There is Fred’s mother Connie who blames Daphne for her sons death. You will meet the grocery store owner, the doctor who helped the people and a reporter who has her own agenda. And last but not least is Ben, Daphne’s HOT significant other.
I enjoyed this book a lot. The characters were quirky enough to be believable. The writing style was very easy to read . At the end the bad guy or gal gets what is coming to them and all is well, or until the next book in the series. If you want to read a fun series, this would be the one…I highly recommend it.
I received this complimentary copy of Dead Pan by Gayle Trent as an ebook, from Library Thing.