The second in the BARGAIN HUNTER MYSTERIES, Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear is a welcome addition to Sharon Dunns books.Ginger and the other members of the BHN (Bargain Hunters Network) are headed to Calamity, NV for whats been dubbed the worlds largest garage sale. Gingers husband Earl is coming along to participate in an inventors convention to get his dream off the ground. Within minutes of finally arriving at the hotel, Ginger finds their plans unraveling all around her. Then her husband has become someone she doesnt recognize, and they both become embroiled in a murder investigation. Chaos reigns supreme with lots of humor and heart inserted.The book is filled with quirks from the hotel that has a retro childrens toys theme to the characters themselves. Ginger and her cohorts are as lively as ever and surrounded by a full cast of characters. While the characters are filled with quirks, they also have a lot of heart and challenges. Ginger doesnt want to believe the worst of her husband, but why would he lie to the police? Earl doesnt understand why Ginger isnt supporting him as he chases his dream. Kindra is surprised to find herself in a possible relationship and wonder if she can cast aside her list of requirements before falling into a relationship. Suzanne missed her children even though she couldnt wait to get away from them. And Arleta is trying to live even as she fears shes growing too old.I could find something to relate with each of these characters about. I also enjoyed the plot -- even though it moves at the pace of a cozy mystery -- mainly because the characters made me care about what would happen to them.Bottom-line: this is an enjoyable mystery even with it's cozy-mystery pacing.
This isn't chick-lit, but it could be called wit-lit. Sharon Dunn's quirky sense of humor sets this tale on edge and spins it every which way. The reader can identify with the deep, human personalities. No shallowness there. Then the reader is horrified and tickled by the outrageous happenings around these beloved people. Comedy and mystery march hand in hand to give a superb read.
The Bargain Hunters Network is back, and what a fun read! This mystery had me laughing out loud all the way through. The author wove in plenty of red herrings, so the story wasnt predictable. And I never saw the plot twist at the end coming. What a surprise! The characters have loveable, believable quirks and insecurities everyone can relate to, yet laugh at. If youre looking for a light, enjoyable read without a lot of romance, Death of Six-Foot Teddy Bear should definitely be added to your to-be-read list.
Who can resist a title like Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear? The teddy bear in question is, of course, a man dressed in costume. And while the man murder victim is anything but a teddy bear, the original owner of the costume is an adorable young man named Xabier (yes, thats the correct spelling.)Bargain Hunters Mystery #2 offers something for everyone. In addition to the murder mystery, Dunn adds a dash of romance, a measure of marriage in turmoil, a teaspoon of evangelism, and a double helping of humor. From the town named Calamity to a water-skiing quarrel, the reader will keep smiling from first page to last.
This quirky, hilarious book kept me so completely gripped I had to read it straight through. Just when I thought Dunn couldn't beat her Ruby Taylor Mysteries or book 1 of the Bargain Hunters Mysteries, I found she could and did. Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear is a thoughtful and overall delightful book. Where else do you get to read mysteries about squirrels, giant teddy bears, still with a hint of romance? Only Sharon Dunn of course! This is a must read!