Review: In the Bag (A Celeste Eagan Mystery #2) by Emery Harper
Title: In the Bag
Life as the principal actress at the Peytonville Playhouse is all I ever thought it'd be—and more. I'm practically living the bohemian dream, until my BFF Levi finds a dead body on his property. And is swiftly arrested for murder.
Detective Shaw Muldoon is my almost-but-not-quite-there-yet beau. He knows me. He knows Levi. He knows neither of us is capable of something so heinous. And he knows that despite his strict orders to leave the case with the professionals, I'll launch my own investigation to clear Levi's name.
One more gruesome murder: check.
A dubious bakery owner who's taken a fancy to me: check.
This season's "it" handbag practically falling into my lap: check.
Levi's up the creek if I don't uncover the truth…but my investigation has put me firmly in the murderer's sights.
Life in danger: check.
Author: Emery Harper
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Person of Interest
Series: A Celeste Eagan Mystery #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Person of Interest
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: January 30, 2017
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Once again we have another dead body mystery for Celeste to solve, much to the chagrin of her almost/not quite sure/possibly potential other detective boyfriend. What is a girl to do when the accused his her BFF Levi. Now you just know when Celeste is involved things are just going to go a bit wonky. Yeah, wonky…hahahaha!!!! Understatement!
Curiouser and curiouser things that that make this story oh so much fun include a trip to the ER, going undercover, an interesting poker game, a curious bakery, odd crates and a $2000 designer bag. Of course there is much more than that but what really stands out this time is to new characters: Celeste’s dad, Gil, and a bakery owner, Gabriel Grady. Gil pops in for a visit but the reason why his is there without his wife drives Celeste nuts. And then there is Gabriel. Oh I liked him…very much! He seems to have this thing for Celeste which has everybody on their toes since his bakery business *cough-cough* is questionable. I’m hoping he becomes a permanent character in the series.
Oh my gosh, author Emery Harper has done it again. In the Bag was a stellar read that had me reading way into the night. I’m honestly having a hard time believing this is her sophomore book. It is not necessary to read the books in Celeste Eagan Mystery series in order as they work very well as standalones. However, I recommend reading them both because they are just that darn good. Well worth the real and perfect for people who enjoy humor with their mysteries.