Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book Review: Murder is a Family Business by Heather Haven

A funny, crisp, unique murder mystery with tons of twists and turns is what you'll uncover in Murder is a Family Business by Heather Haven.

Lee Alvarez is sent out to keep tabs on a cheating husband. When the husband turns up dead on her watch, Lee needs to know what happened. With the help of her computer genius brother, Lee follows the clues, hoping to find the track to a killer.

In Murder is a Family Business, the first book in Haven's Alvarez Family Murder Mystery series, the author creates a superb story filled with engaging characters and one cute little kittie. This one seems to set the stage for the books that will come. The Alvarez family runs Discretionary Inquiries, a successful Silicon Valley agency that deals with the theft of computer software. Perfectly groomed mother, Lila, computer wizard, Richard, and Lee work together; while Uncle Tio has come for a visit after the death of his wife.

This is a quick, fun read with new clues turning up and leading to additional discoveries. It has the right touch of humor, all the while not losing the focus of a murder investigation. Murder is a Family Business adds the love and sometimes annoyance of family to what has started off as a great mystery series. I look forward to reading the next book, A Wedding to Die For.

Title:  Murder is a Family Business
Author:  Heather Haven
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9865875-9-7
SRP: $5.95

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation to provide my review.


Cellophane Queen said...

Funny, smart, and clever. I've read and reviewed the book. My only objection (not being a fashion plate) is a bit too much attention to clothing and shoe choices. Couldn't care less about that, but I did enjoy the mystery and the Alvarez family dynamics.

Heather Haven said...

Thanks so much for your review! It's wonderful to know you appreciate my Alvarez Family as much as I do! Add the mystery, which you definitely got, and it is so fun!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Marva. I thought that aspect was important in developing Lila's character and her relationship with Lee.

Thanks for stopping by Heather. Looking forward to the next book.