Worth its Weight in Old
Mysteries Book II
New case, new boyfriend – that’s great. But new insecurities are popping up, too, for Karen Maxwell, a divorced mom who’s trying to make it as an investigator in her brother’s firm.
Paintings slashed… Furniture broken… Someone is wreaking havoc at the Blue Moon Art & Antiques Gallery.
Fledgling private investigator Karen Maxwell goes undercover as a salesclerk to find out who’s behind the vandalism, and why. She learns little from Vicki, a friendly clerk who seems interested only in rearranging pictures to display them—and her designer clothes and sports car—to maximum advantage. Eric, the shop’s surly, tight-lipped porter, would run over her with a hand truck before he’d answer any questions. The guilt may even lay with the shop owners themselves, despite the fact that they’re the ones who hired her.
Karen’s investigation seems to be going nowhere—just like her once-promising relationship with Brian, the handsome blacksmith who could sweep her off her feet in a minute… if he’d ever take a break from working with the church youth group. Frustration mounts as her dreams of romantic evenings turn into endless rehearsals for the church Christmas play.
If Karen can’t crack the case soon, she may find herself busted back to plain, old office manager, her dreams of a career as a private investigator—and a life with Brian—as old and busted as the Blue Moon’s vandalized antiques.
“Worth Its Weight in Old is a delightful glimpse into the chaotic life of Karen Maxwell. Her struggles as a working mother embarking on a new career really resonate with readers. I find K. D. Hays’ characters believable and very eccentric, and her plots are often the stuff of real private investigators, not the glitz and glamor of Magnum PI. They always take me away from my day-to-day struggles.”
–Janie Franz, MyShelf.com
“Worth Its Weight in Old is a fun, fast-reading mystery…the characters are interesting and it’s a pleasure reading a novel void of foul language and physical violence… appropriate and recommended reading for mystery lovers of all ages.”