Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What's he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.
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Jessie Hewitt, accomplished pool player and historical romance author, is back in another enjoyable mystery. Double Shot, the second book in Cindy Blackburn's Cue Ball Mysteries, is just as much fun as the first. Jessie's beau, Captain Wilson Rye, has asked for her help. The Wade On Inn, a real dive, has been the scene of two murders. Both victims played pool there every night. Wilson needs someone undercover who can shoot pool and gamble with the best of them. Jessie is the logical choice. She changes her appearance, talks her two good friends into joining her, and with their help, becomes a regular at the pool table. The scenes set at the Wade On Inn and around the pool table are very amusing.
In many cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth is forever being warned to stay out of the investigation. I love that Captain Rye asks for Jessie's help. Although he worries about her, he has faith in her abilities. We are introduced to Jessie's mom in this book, and I loved...
Cute. I love the main character. The leading man is lacking in personality however, and the whole "mystery" was not very mysterious. The first time the "suspects" were introduced I knew who the murderer was, how it was going to resolve itself, who the "mystery" undercover cops were, it was pretty obvious. It's a shame to have such a rich character surrounded with a bad plot. I stuck through the second book in the series hoping it would be better, but I'm not going to waste my time on the third.
The second book in Cindy Blackburn's Cue Ball Mystery series is another fun jaunt with Jessie and her friends Candy and Karen as they work undercover at a pool hall called Wade on Inn to solve a pair of homicides. They end up tangled in the love lives of the eccentric patrons of the pool hall and soon realize everyone there had a motive to murder. The character that stole the show for me was Jessie's mother Tessie...her driving escapades had me in stitches! Jessie also has her hands full writing her latest historical romance (with the lovely Snowflake the cat as her constant companion) and dealing with her feelings of jealousy towards her beau Wilson's suspicious close working relationship with a co-worker. This is a fresh and fun series sure too appeal to all mystery lovers.
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