The Last Blue Plate Special by Abigail Padgett is the second book in the “Blue McCarron Mysteries” series. Like her first book, Blue, the author takes the reader on an unorthodox journey to find a killer preying on local politicians and other important women in the area. For this job, Blue will need all the help she can get from her girlfriend Dr. Roxanne (Roxie) Bouchie, a forensic psychologist, her ex con friend BB, and a unique assortment of individuals including her dog Bronte.
I love the way this author writes. She knows how to hook you on the first page, and never let go until the very end. She creates unique and unforgettable characters such as our heroes Blue, Roxie, BB, and Bronte. Then we get the suspects like the paintball shooting plastic surgeon and the bodybuilding nurse. The best part is how the story is woven together. The murder mystery in this tale is exceptional. The “who-done-it” part of the book will have you guessing right until Blue figures it out near the end. The continuing romance between Blue and Roxie has a lot of ups and downs in this novel. This tale will have you laughing one chapter and reaching for tissues the next…and it all works together perfectly. Really, the entire novel is just wonderful.
You could probably read this book as a standalone, but I think you would be missing out if you do. I highly recommend you read both novels in order. Then you can wait impatiently with me for the author’s next book.
I received an ARC from Bywater Books for an honest review.