To Catch A Cheat

Elle Druskin
To Catch A Cheat
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Red Rose Publishing
Release Date
August 2013
Book 3 of To Catch
Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Talk about another bad day. Lindy Kellerman is back and this time her wedding plans are on hold thanks to a dead body in her synagogue. Who would whack a harmless caretaker and why?

More bad news. The killer has to be someone Lindy knows. The Sunday school teacher? The synagogue president? The rabbi?

Detective Fraser MacKinnon warns Lindy to let him solve the crime but with a killer in the neighborhood and Lindy at the epicenter of the local gossip mill, she's determined to find out whodunit before the killer strikes again.

Murder, romance, mayhem and humor run riot in To Catch A Cheat.

Book Review by Tiffy (reviewer)
Dec 16, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
141 people found the following review helpful
Third time is always a charm. Writing reviews is the best job ever, especially when you get to read such entertaining novels as the To Catch series. It amazes me that Elle Druskin can combine a mystery, a thriller and a comedy in the same novel! I've decided that she's a genius. We're up to fifteen stars now, can we go to twenty? I don't know, maybe Ms. Druskin can shed some light on that question…

Since we last saw Fraser MacKinnon and Lindy Kellerman, their lives have been turned upside down. In the last novel, Fraser proposed to Lindy. What a surprise, when Lindy refused her Scottish Highland hottie! Why you say? Was he domineering? Did he have a roving eye? Was he a workaholic? No, no, and no. He's Presbyterian. Yup, Lindy is Jewish and refuses to marry outside her faith. Enter Rabbi Mossman, who refuses Fraser's request to convert. Wearing the Rabbi down, Fraser begins his conversion lessons. What's the first lesson? Finding out why the caretaker's body was found in the synagogue the first time Fraser arrives for morning prayers.

And now the fun begins… Of course, Lindy is up to her eyeballs in synagogue intrigue. Was it Rabbi Mossman? Could it be the Rabbi's wife, Shayne? Maybe it was the President of the synagogue, Jake Rabinowitz aka Rhett Butler. Or perhaps his wife, Grace Rabinowitz, is the murderer. And yes, their license plates are TARA 1 and TARA 2 and they live in a mansion. To top it off, their children are named Scarlett, Melanie and Ashley. Or could it be one of the other congregants? There is an unlimited supply of suspects!

Between planning her wedding with best friend Julie and trying to figure out who murdered the caretaker without Fraser finding out, Lindy is a busy woman. Mix an engagement ring with several weeks of celibacy and no condom, and guess what happens? Oh my, could Lindy be knocked up? What next? How about Fraser's ex-wife joining a Wiccan coven? Now, sons Tyler and Andrew want to move in with Fraser, Lindy and her kids, Tessa and Greg. That would be fine, but it's a small house with only 1 bathroom. Yikes! Anyone feel the urge to cross their legs?

And amidst all this frivolity, the murder investigation proceeds. Who could be the culprit?

I love Elle Druskin's books. Not only does she craft a wonderful story, but her cast of characters just blows you away. Between the quirky traits and the liveliness of her characters, she makes you a part of the novel. Lindy and Julie are old friends to me, although I'm not sure I want to go on all their adventures. Suffice to say that Telly Savalas will never be the same to me. WARNING: Do not read pages 126-138 in public. Did you know that laughing hysterically on a metro train makes people stare at you? Did I care? No, I reread those pages and laughed all over again.

Will there be a Book 4 in the series? I'm ready. And I'm still waiting for the movie!
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