Title: Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear
Author: Sharon Dunn
Ginger and her husband, Earl, are in for a wild ride in Calamity, Nevada, along with the other BHN (Bargain Hunters Network) ladies--college student Kindra, mother-of-four Suzanne, and sassy senior Arleta. They came to town for the Inventors Expo and some outlet shopping, but instead they endure lost luggage, broken air conditioning, and a long line of people angry at hotel owner Dustin Clydell. With the Inventors Expo and the Squirrel Lovers convention both in town, the Wind-Up Hotel has somehow overbooked.
Before the night is over, a man in a teddy bear costume is found dead, the Inventors Expo is canceled. . .and the authorities want to talk to one of the BHN ladies!
Author Sharon Dunn takes a unique cast of lovable characters on another wacky adventure, but with so many subplots and characters popping in and out, it became difficult to keep up with who was who.
Though the mechanics of the writing is strong, some of the main BHN characters disappeared, only to reappear later in the story to help catch the crook. As a reader, I expected the BHN to stay together more than they did. The ending has a nice twist that is a pleasant surprise and ties things up quite nicely.
Reviewed by: Sally Ann Black