Friday, March 6, 2015

Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities (Happy Hoofers #2), by Mary McHugh

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Synopsis: Murder is nothing to tap at. . .The high-kicking Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern Spain. But when a blowhard talk show host is found deader than four-day-old flan--with Gini as suspect numero uno--the feisty friends waste no time stepping into their sleuthing shoes to protect one of their own. The dynamite dancers will have to step up their game before a clever killer brings the curtain down on one of them . . . for good!

Thoughts: This is the second book in the Happy Hoofer Mystery series. The main characters are five tap dancing ladies--Gini, Pat, Mary Louise, Tina, and Janice. They each have a unique personality, yet they are all the best of friends, and fit together very well.

This time around, Gini finds herself a suspect in a murder, as she was heard to threaten the victim a short time before his death. As she tries to find the real killer, the body count rises, and Gini has to watch out for her life, as well.

I can attest to the fact that this is readable as a stand alone mystery, as I have yet to read the first offering in the series, [book:Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses|20702347] and yet had no problem reading this one. There are a few vague references to the story of the first book, but nothing that impacts the storyline of this one. The first book is now on my nightstand, waiting for me to get to it ASAP...and then I'll be waiting for [book:Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets|22891459] to come out in August.

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and feelings expressed are entirely my own.**

My rating: Four stars

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