A Good Man Gone: A Mercy Watts Mystery - A.W. Hartoin

Love, love, love Mercy Watts!  I can't wait to read the next 5 books of this series!  This book was laugh out loud hilarious!


"Well, if it isn't Mercy Watts."


It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she’s off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy's a nurse, not a detective but she’s her father’s daughter and just can't help herself from doing a little detective work of her own instead of leaving it to her cousin. Soon Gavin’s death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.


"I've heard about... You know you look just like... Marilyn Monroe," he said.
     "Mercy Watts," I said, "How are you today?"
"Fine, fine. I guess you hear that a lot."
     "Occasionally." Also known as every freaking day.


The mystery intrigued me, the characters were funny, quirky and believable, and I loved that Mercy Watts and her mother look just like Marilyn Monroe (only natural blondes with real boobs).  The story-line about their Marilyn Monroe likeness was just a mysterious and adds to a fun plot-line to the book.