This is the second book in the Ferrara Family Detective Agency series by J.D. Griffo. Even though I haven’t read the first book yet, I was never lost or confused about the events or characters. I liked that there were no spoilers about the first murder too. I haven’t come across many authors that do that, but sometimes I know I’ve been glad that I read the previous books. I love the overall family feel of this series and I really hope it continues for many more books in the series.
My Good reads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I haven’t read the first book in this series yet, but I had no trouble at all getting to know the characters and the brief rundown on their lives, who they were, etc. I have to say I’m anxious now to read the first book just to read Alberta and crew’s first case. They were such an awesome family, and I love how Alberta’s granddaughter Jinx isn’t just a granddaughter, the two are really good friends, even running buddies. Which was conveniently a good way to nearly trip over a dead body.
I love how Alberta, her sister Helen, sister-in-law Joyce and Jinx all work together when there’s a murder. They even got Jinx’s boyfriend Freddy and Alberta’s boyfriend Sloan involved. The police chief was a friend of Berta’s from school, so he was good about putting up with the amateur sleuths. Berta’s line to him at the end was pretty cute, you’ll have to read it. I was surprised in the twist at the end, because I was really sure one person had done this. Hadn’t seen that coming at all, and the showdown was an exciting one. I hope this series continues, and in the meantime, I definitely want to read the first book.