When a klepto former schoolmate of Shay's steals a strangely valuable six-foot, neon-green stuffed snake, it leads to a rollicking run from trigger - happy thugs. Hightailing it from Minneapolis to New Orleans and back, Shay and her friends go from hostages in a coffin factory to bungling house burglars. A mir car wreck, a stuffed bear harbouring hundred - dollar bills, and a mystery surrounding a well-respected philanthropist adds up to one big question: can Shay's crew escape the clutches of a deadly Mexican cartel? Chandler writes with a wonderful sense of place, plenty of humour, and a crisp pace. The best part for me was the characters, which were so richly drawn that they felt like instant friends. This is a great read from the very first page! Ellen Hart, author of the Jane Lawless Series .
Jessie Chandler is the manager of True Colors Bookstore, an independent, feminist-themed bookshop, the Vice President of the Twin Cities chapter of Sisters in Crime, and a former police officer