Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Liar Liar Review
Liar, Liar : A Cat DeLuca Mystery by K J Larsen
Genre: Adult Fiction
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
This debut mystery from a trio of sisters is entertaining and just a little offbeat. Caterina DeLuca is the proprietor of Pants on Fire Detective Agency in Chicago. She’s working a case that seems pretty simple: follow around a wayward husband, snap some incriminating photos, and report back to his wife, the client. Only it turns out the wayward husband maybe isn’t so wayward, and the client maybe isn’t his wife. Then, when a building explodes with the man in it, he maybe doesn’t die like the FBI says he did, and the explosion was maybe caused by a bomb, not the gas leak the FBI claims was the cause. That’s an awful lot of maybes, but Cat attacks them with vigor—perhaps too much vigor because it looks like somebody’s after her, too. The novel is a lot of fun, with a likable, series-worthy protagonist.
What a fun read this was. Cat DeLuca is a fun loving, single, Italian woman in Chicago that takes pride in her job, even though her family would prefer she be a dispatcher for the Chicago PD. Her dad, brothers and uncles are current or former PD officers and they try to help Cat stay out of trouble when a case she’s working on gets a little sticky.
If you’re fans of Janet Evanovich then you’ll love Cat. This book has humor, intrigue and a little romance. I loved Cat and her sidekick, Inga, her sausage loving dog. If you want a mystery that will make you laugh and cheer when the case is solved then you’ll love this book.