Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart a hybrid of a zany world reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen and a class of spunky heroine like Kinsey Millhone (created by Sue Grafton). Cherry Tucker lives in the small Georgia town of Halo ... where the men are good looking and the women carry shotguns. Where she is an artist with classical aspirations and, as is typical in the genre, an all around busybody with several love interests, but no sex life to speak of.
The current adventure involves hijacking, murder, copper thieves, meth, immigration fraud, lots of different firearms, indentured servitude, blackmail, and small town politics. Cherry is concerned about the welfare of a newly orphaned boy, his destitute grandmother, and the numerous men who maybe or may not be interested in getting into her pants, protecting her, or attacking her, among others. Throughout it all she ignores all the well-meant advice and pushes forward to mess things up ... no ... I meant ... solve the mysteries.
A wonderful light mystery novel, as you might expect from any of the authors mentioned above.
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway on September 24, 2013. I received the book on October 4, 2013.
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