For a Good Time, Call Hetta Coffey!
JUST NEEDS KILLIN’ is the first book I’ve read by Jinx Schwartz, and it won’t be the last. Her style of writing is easy to sink into and the plot complicated enough to make things interesting.
What’s Hetta to do when her tall, blonde friend Jan arrives on the scene with tales about being propositioned by a guy named Ishi? “Take the money,” pretty much sums up what Hetta advises, and I had to agree. But before Jan can make up that beautiful, ditzy mind of hers, Ishi turns up dead in his hotel room—the hotel where Jan and Hetta are also staying. And since Jan was the last one to be in the room, they need to think on their feet—and fast!
There really are no negatives in the story or writing. The pace is fast and furious and the dialogue hilarious, laugh-out-loud funny. The book was a romp I found myself wanting to take again and again so thank goodness Ms. Schwartz is prolific.
As mentioned earlier, there is some tight plotting going on, so it’s not just a bunch of jokes with no substance. For we mystery lovers, it’s important and I appreciated that Ms. Schwartz took care in crafting a story.
If you’re in need of a pick me up, I suggest partaking of a Hetta Coffey Mystery. Read one and call me in the morning. I guarantee you’ll be smiling.