Best Served Cold (Trailer Park Mystery #3)
At the Kountry Kitchen, Wanda Nell gets a surprising customer-her brother Rusty, who she hasn't set eyes on since their mama died. Wanda Nell wants to heal the rift between them, but Rusty has other scores to settle in town. Then a man is murdered, and Rusty-who had a knock-down drag-out with him just hours earlier-disappears. Wanda Nell knows her baby brother isn't a kill...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley
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Diner waitress Wanda Nell has plenty on her plate already--her two daughters, her biracial grandson, and her gay son. But when her estranged brother arrives in Tullahoma, she's glad for the chance to work out their problems. Unfortunately, Randy doesn't want to confide in her, and after a man he's quarreled with is murdered, Randy suddenly disappears. The local law considers him a suspect, but Wanda Nell is afraid he's a victim. She mobilizes her forces--which include a shotgun toting neighbor--...more
3rd installment of the Trailer Park Mystery series. I was hoping I would like Wanda Nell better in this story. I guess in cozy mysteries there has to be an aggressive personality to get in trouble and in this series that person is Wanda Nell. This time the mystery is her brother Rusty. He is back in town after many years getting in arguments with old classmates. Then there is a murder. Did Rusty kill him? Wanda Nell doesn't think so.
Heroine Wanda Nell Culpepper works two jobs to support her daughters and grandson in their modest trailer park home in Tullahoma, Mississippi. In this, the third in the series, Wanda Nell's brother Rusty shows up after a ten-year absence and won't say why he's come. Then some bad things start happening and soon Wanda Nell is investigating to clear her brother of a possible murder charge. The solution to the mystery lies twenty or so years in the past. Although you will find humor, salty Southern...more
I liked it, but it wasn't as good as the others. I didn't like the brother storyline. I didn't like that her best friend wasn't in on the fighting crime part of the story more. I missed the other characters. I didn't like that we didn't really get introduced to the bad guys more. I would have like to see Wanda Nell fighting with the sheriff more.
Hokey and heartwarming as always, but this one wasn't as good as the previous book int eh trailer park series, or at least it didn't make me care about it as much as the storyline of the last one did. Still a good quick cozy mystery with lots of Southern humor.