Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem is the most recent book by D. E. Haggerty. The story is told from Izzy Archer’s perspective. We quickly meet her best friend, Jack, a delightfully gay sidekick. I knew I was going to like Izzy as soon as we went on a speed dating night with her –
“Excuse me,” I say as I try to catch the bartender’s attention. The bartender, however, is more interested in the young girls prancing around than in me. I sigh and lean onto the bar ensuring that the girls are visible. “Excuse me,” I say again, but this time I use a sultry voice – or at least that’s what I’m going for.
When Izzy’s grandmother, a spunky old lady, dies, her knitting group is convinced she was murdered. Izzy goes to the police with her concerns, only to come face to face with a man she met at speed dating. Unfortunately, she went on a real date with him with disastrous results. Not surprisingly, the police don’t take her concerns seriously. After all, women in their eighties die of natural causes. It happens. With the urging of the knitting group, Izzy pokes around on her own, determined to find her grandmother’s murderer. Along the way, she learns that her grandmother kept a big secret . . . and the good-looking cop is there to help her put the pieces together.
This book is a light-hearted mystery with a little romance. If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, pick up a copy!