The Trouble with Talent

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 21 Jun 2019

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The third edition has Colbie Summers involved in a college admission scandal. Colbie's Gourmet Cat Food is about to get a large order for her cat food. Colbie picks up a friend son from his music lesson and hears the teacher abuse the boy and reacts by interfering in the scene. Later his mother informs Colbie that she caused her son to lose a positive letter for entrance to the school of his choice. Colbie is very vocal about the scene she witnessed and tells Clancy about it who reacts negatively as his Granddaughter has the same music teacher. Later this music teacher is found MURDER and a gas leak blows up the home. Clancy becomes a person of interest. Colbie stats an investigation to find the 'prep' to save Clancy from prison. Is Clancy guilty or is it political harassment? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Thanks to Lyrical Underground for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions are my own.
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This is a witty, well paced cozy mystery with realistic, humorous dialogue, engaging story lines and characters you would like to have as friends.  When Colbie gets a call from her friend Yollie, asking her to pick up her son Steven from his oboe lesson, little does she realize that it will lead her into another murder investigation.  Colbie hears Benson Tadworth, the oboe teacher, yelling at Steven and barges in to tell him off.  Colbie also tells her cat food business benefactor, Quincy Powell, about this since his granddaughter was also taking oboe lessons from Tadworth, and Quincy then gets into a public fight with the teacher in which he threatens "to end him".  Yollie is distraught that Colbie has interfered with Steven's oboe lessons, as he needs a recommendation from his teacher to get into college and begs Colibe to go and apologize to Tadworth.  when Yollie and Colbie get to his house they are engulfed in a gas explosion and although they try to save Tadworth, they are unable to do so.  When Qunicy is named as the primary suspect for political reasons, Colbie's police detective friend Norma is assigned the case and Colbie vows to help her find the real killer.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read the next book in this great series.
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