• The Hot Mess

  • A Peri Minneopa Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Gayle Carline
  • Narrated by: Wendy Pitts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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The Hot Mess

By: Gayle Carline
Narrated by: Wendy Pitts
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Publisher's summary

No one in the small town of Placentia, California is surprised when Benny Needles's house catches fire. The outside hasn't seen a paint brush in years. The inside is stuffed with Dean Martin memorabilia. It would be a simple case of homeowner negligence, except for the body found inside.

Under suspicion of both murder and arson, Benny turns to the one person who has always helped him, private investigator Peri Minneopa. Fire investigation isn't on her menu of services, but Peri's weak spot for Benny overrules her reluctance, and she agrees to look into things. Her investigation takes a dangerous turn as she uncovers family secrets, going back several decades.

There are skeletons in everyone's closet, and even Benny's bones are rattling.

©2012 Gayle Carline (P)2014 Gayle Carline

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So great to listen to, and the plot has a bunch of intrigue 5 stars!!!

The story was intertwined with intrigue,

great story line and well-written descriptions.

The readiing was super fun and a talented voice artist!! I'm going to get more of this reader, Wendy Pitt's, work'!!

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So Much Fun to Read!

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This is a light, funny mystery that is just plain entertaining. I love her Peri Minneopa character as well as the Dean Martin loving Benny Needles. Thank you Ms. Carline for hours of entertainment.

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