Its been a long time since I've read a book cover to cover in under 2 days. In a handful of hours I pretty much gobbled this book up. At first I was weary, how good could a book by someone named Sparkle Hayter really be? I envisioned a shallow book told from the perspective of a 13 year old boy-crazy, glitter heavy brat. So much for judging a book by its cover. I was delightfully surprised with this comic mystery about a Special Reports newswoman in her late 30s. Her name is Robin Hudson, with an attitude as red hot as her hair. She lives in an apartment on a rather sketchy street in New York, armed with poison ivy plants and a hot glue gun for protection. Her only room mate is her cat, Louise Bryant, whose claim to fame is larger than her own. She has to keep her sharp tongue and quick wit in check when dealing with the yuppies she must impress in the workplace. Will she discover the connection between the murder of her almost gynecologist and a ring of S&M fetishists before Aunt Maureen holds a exorcism in her honor?
Overall Grade: C+ (extremely rooted in the 90s which dates it, and nothing overtly spectacular, but definitely not a disappointment)
Would I Recommend? Yes. A fast paced, rather easy read with humor. Excellent summer reading. Will be keeping in my personal library for the time being.