A dumpster, a body, and a killer on the run.
Unfazed after finding a body behind the dumpster of her bar, Janet Black is ready for business as usual until police start eyeing her boyfriend as the possible killer. When the victim’s teetotaling daughter decides to take up residence in the corner booth until the murderer is caught, Janet is forced to get involved.
She’d rather be dealing with unruly customers, but instead Janet reluctantly mounts her own investigation to find out if the dead man’s complicated past could have anything to do with his death, whether an unreliable employee’s absence is mere coincidence, and why police are purposefully feeding her bad information about the case.
Janet’s sharp tongue and coarse personality make her the guilty pleasure heroine you’ve always wanted. Get lost in Last Call today.
Janet Black, the heroine of this appealing series launch from Kirsch (the Stella Reynolds series), is proud of the Knoxville, Tenn., bar she owns. She's determined to be a level-headed and responsive boss to her rag-tag group of employees and a warm face to her eccentric patrons. But circumstances take a sinister turn when Janet discovers a body that of a bar regular, Ike Freeman behind the Dumpster of her bar. Amid the chaos of swarming cops and confused regulars, Ike's daughter plants roots at the bar, refusing to budge until the police solve the crime. Janet's own sleuthing leads her to uncover the victim's hidden past and to become a thorn in the side of law enforcement, while a second murder causes her to doubt even those closest to her. Tension rarely rises above a slow simmer, but the mystery reveals unexpected entanglements and stranger motivations. Readers may not gain a deep sense of Janet's interiority, but she's a strong-willed, good-hearted woman who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. (BookLife)
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Great story line with surprisingly endearing characters.
Good read but not so exciting finish
A good read. I liked the Spot. Not as exciting as I had expected it to end but enjoyed reading it. It just doesn't feel normal to see someone confessing the crime casually towards the end. Right?
Learned a lot about running a bar!