Dec 14, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Deborah Knott Series #17
Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are on a train to New York, finally on a honeymoon after a year of marriage. January in New York might not be the perfect time to visit, but they'll take it. The trip is a Christmas present from Dwight's sister-in-law, who arranged for them to stay in an Upper West Side apartment for one week. While in New York, Deborah has been asked to deliver a package to Lt. Sigrid Harald of the NYPD. Sigrid offers to swing by the apartment to pick up the box, but when they reach the apartment, they discover that it is missing and the doorman has been murdered. Despite their best efforts to enjoy a blissful getaway, Deborah and Dwight soon find that they've teamed up with Sigrid and her team to catch the killer before he strikes again.
This is the 17th in the Series - Wow! The Dew has reviewed the previous two and those reviews can be read HERE.
As I stated in the previous reviews, what I really enjoy about these books is that fact that the people are real, experiencing real life circumstances, where a murder mystery of some sort just happens to get in the way of life for a bit. The murders are also not overly gory and ridiculously violent so the slightly squeamish can also enjoy.
In this book, as the above publisher description states, a mysterious package that a neighbor asked be given to her daughter in New York, where Deborah is attempting to have a honeymoon, goes missing before delivery and a death is involved. What the description doesn't mention is what a naughty item the object is! (I won't say more about that).
Will a crime be solved - of course, it always is - but in time for Deborah and Dwight to get any sort of real honeymoon out of the trip or will that have to wait for book 18? :)