Date: November 2, 2004
Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Silver Dagger, Last Laugh, Lefty, and John Creasey Memorial awards and the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys Award
Reviewed: Audio CD / Abridged edition
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|Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
By Janet Evanovich
Read by C.J. Critt
newest female sleuth takes the high road (well, sort of) in this
fast-paced, humorous mystery. Barney (Alex) is a mechanic from Baltimore.
When an early morning phone call from her brother, Wild Bill, cuts
off with the sounds of a revving boat and a woman screaming, Barney
heads to Florida. There she finds a ransacked apartment, an irate
NASCAR driver in search of his missing Hatteras boat, an old friend
who expholeates well, new acquaintances ready to help and others
looking to harm, especially "puke face." As Bill's past
unravels, old history rises to the surface. The search for Bill
has Barney and her new crew thinking fast, and running even faster.
is the connoisseur of humor, tough broads and sexy counterparts
-- she's yet to lose her touch. Wacky characters, witty dialogue
and "where's Bill?!" keeps this mystery moving. If "Metro
Girl" is the lead-in to a new series, then it's destined to
be a hit. Those who like smart women, sexy men, and a bit of sex
in their mysteries will have fun with this one. Without a doubt,
Evanovich fans will gobble it up.