Friday, June 26, 2020

The Exercise of Interfering (The Sidekick's Survival Guide)

                MF Literary Works or
  Marylin Furumasu

The Exercise of Interfering 

(The Sidekick's Survival Guide #3) 

Paperback – ebook

June 11, 2020

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published 
  • ISBN-13: 979-8653272943
  • ASIN: B08B379CTM

A new mystery series from USA Today Bestselling author Christy Barritt!
As if participating in a lip-synching competition wasn’t bad enough for Elliot Ransom, things take a turn for the worse when a dead man is found backstage with Elliot’s name and photo in his pocket. 
Desperate for the truth, the apprentice PI digs into what happened. Was the man’s death somehow connected with Elliot’s upbringing in South America? Could her father’s clandestine enemies now be targeting her?
As danger rises, Elliot must find answers and protect those she loves. But this murder might have much deeper implications than she ever guessed. Could a little harmless interfering lead to a whole lot of unintended consequences?

My thoughts (lvh): THE EXERCISE OF INTERFERING is the third book in this cozy mystery series. It is written in first person so might not appeal to all readers. Elliot is  Hispanic and new to the USA and its ways. She's also discovering lots of secrets and mysteries, some involving her father who recently died of a heart attack--or did he?

This story was somewhat a filler,  with two mysteries, but moving things along for dear old dad. I wanted her to just read her dad's journal, but she doesn't other than an entry at a time. I loved the hint of a possible romance and how Elliot was forced to stop lying to her mom...somewhat.

If you like cozy mysteries, you will love THE EXERCISE OF INTERFERING as well as the  other books in the series. You will want to read these books in order.

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

The Sidekick's Survival Guide Mysteries:
The Art of Eavesdropping
The Perks of Meddling
The Exercise of Interfering
The Practice of Prying (coming soon)
The Skill of Snooping (coming soon)
The Craft of Being Covert (coming soon)

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