“Skating Around the Law” by Joelle Charbonneau

Posted by on June 15, 2011

I haven’t posted much since I created this blog because I try to spend every spare minute of my life either reading or writing. Well, here’s one way to share my reading life — reviews. I hope to make this a weekly series. I’ll probably skip reviewing the writing and editing books I read and stick to fiction, so that means about one a week. Let me know, please, if you’ve read anything good lately, preferably in the mystery genre! Thanks.

My first one is “Skating Around the Law” by Joelle Charbonneau.

My reviews will probably be short and sweet, but hopefully readers will get some good book ideas from them. I know I always do from reading other blogs.


A delightful page-turner featuring a witty and charming mortgage broker who escaped from small-town life, only to be trapped back home solving a murder, fighting a growing attraction to a man she deems a jerk, and dodging details of her grandfather’s spunky sex life.

Rebecca Robbins returned home to sell her deceased mother’s roller rink, but until she figures out who stuffed the handyman’s head in the toilet, she won’t be able to escape back to the big city.

Faced with bumbling cops and small-town gossip, Rebecca takes on the investigation and ferrets out a suspect while falling for a local veterinarian who keeps a camel for a pet. I can’t wait to pick up the second book in this series, coming out soon, to see what new adventures Rebecca faces. Does her veterinarian stand a chance or is she going to flee back to big city life?


5 Responses to “Skating Around the Law” by Joelle Charbonneau

  1. Judy

    Thanks for the review–short and sweet. I’m always looking for new cozy authors. This sounds like one I might like. Judith Klerman Smith

  2. E. B. Davis

    Sounds like Stephanie Plum on a roll, or at least on roller skates. I was more the ice skating type, but either form provides a place where people meet in small towns, especially kids. She has a lot of fodder for her plots.

  3. Norma Huss

    Oh, I like your short and sweet! It’s a teaser that entices for sure. You got me at the guy with a camel for a pet.

    I really do like your idea of having book reviews.

  4. Kaye George

    Nice job with the review! Like E.B., I ice-skated growing up. Broke my tail bone roller skating once–forgot I wasn’t on ice skates. The book sounds good, though! I’ll be back for more reviews, Kristi.

  5. Kristi

    Thanks for all the comments. And please if you have suggestions for reviews please let me know — even if it is your own book, I love to read and would love to take a look.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>