Another Dekker cozy mystery. This series is pretty lightweight, perfect for gentle reading right before falling asleep. It features the two tubbies, Lt. Decker and Sgt. Lou somebody or other. Food obsessed, and semi retired, these two guys are the only homicide detectives on the Hillsdale force, so are retired until a dead body shows up.
However, now, Lou has a Wii, and is losing weight by the minute, much to Lt. Cy’s dismay, who is afraid he will lose his eating partner. Will Lou finally convince Cy to shed an ounce or two? Stay tuned.
This murder occurs at an upscale apartment building, which offers meals either in the communal dining room or via dumb waiter, on a tray in their apartments. Pretty nifty, right?
Well, an elderly resident is found with her face in her Cheerios, and the investigation is on to find out what happened. It is not clear at first that she was murdered; possibly it was poisoning, but how, at what point, could that have happened?
As with the other books in the series, not terribly hard on the mind, (although once again I had no idea of the murderer, but I plead inattention rather than lack of brain power. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.) These stories in the series are all easy-peasy, bright and breezy, with no bad words, sex scenes or even blood. So don’t expect anything too heavy. Just sweet bedtime reading.
If you want some idea of the other books in the series, just enter Steve Demaree in the search box on this blog to get a list of the other titles in the series which I have read and babbled on about.