Ghost Busting Mystery: A Shady Hoosier Book by @DaisyPettles=
CTOBER 20, 2018 BY MACSBOOKS3=
ved to Indiana for my son, I stayed for the humor. Seriously. Midwesterners,=
Hoosiers particularly, are some of the funniest people I ever have met! It i=
s that side-splitting, tongue-in-cheek humor that you will discover in the&n=
bsp;Ghost Busting Mystery: Book 1 of the Shady Hoosier Detective Agenc=
y series by Daisy Pettles, aka Vicky Phillips.
A fellow blogger suggested that I read Ghost Busting Mystery since=
I=E2=80=99m always on the hunt for good Midwestern books and authors. I was=
dubious based on the title and, okay, the description itself. Boy, was I ev=
er glad that I read the book anyway! This is one of my Top Ten Books of 2018=
and one of the funniest books I ever have read! As in, EVER!
Ruby Jane, known as RJ to all who know her, and her best friend for li=
fe, Veenie, are natural born snoops. They work part-time at the Shades Detec=
tive Agency in an extremely small town in Southern Indiana called Knobby Wat=
ers. What it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in colorful char=
acters who reside there. RJ and Veenie are on the far side of =E2=80=9Celder=
ly,=E2=80=9D although that=E2=80=99s not even a word that I ever would use t=
o describe them. They like to snoop for Shades in order to get =E2=80=9Ctwin=
kie money=E2=80=9D that they use for, yes twinkies, emergency pie runs and =E2=
=80=9Cmystery meat=E2=80=9D sandwiches at the local bar. They have agreed to=
take the case of the glowing bottomed ghosts hanging out in their neighbor=E2=
The author creates a cast of characters, including a=
drunk wiener dog, and a depiction of rural Indiana, chicken houses resembli=
ng the Senate building, so brilliantly and perfectly that I swear I have bee=
n there and met these folks. They will have you laughing out loud before you=
=E2=80=99ve finished the first chapter. Yes, there is a very fine plot/myste=
ry but it is the humor, wit and sarcasm that will keep you glued to the page=
s of this comedy. It=E2=80=99s like Garrison Keillor meets Mel Brooks: folks=
y, irreverent, hilarity with a whole lot of Midwestern charm.
If you d=
on=E2=80=99t read one other book before this year ends, you have to read&nbs=
p;Ghost Busting Mystery. I promise that RJ and Veenie will make glad t=
hat you did. If you need me I will be down in southern Indiana looking for t=
he Pie Hut for emergency pie runs!
Loads of thanks to #Netgalley, @Da=
isyPettles, and #HotPantsPress,LLC for my copy of this comedic tale!