That is one match up I’d love to read about!
In case you didn’t know, there’s a new detective on the block. Her name is Stella Hardesty, and don’t be mislead by the fact that she runs a sewing shop in rural Missouri. Her side business is helping battered women with their abusive boyfriends or husbands. Does she sound like a sweet (and boring) social worker to you? – No way! Stella is certainly no ordinary “social worker” and she is anything but boring!
You can find this wonderful character in Sophie Littlefield’s book A Bad Day for Sorry, the first of several books about Stella Hardesty and her unique way of “helping” battered women, which might entail the use of a baseball bat!
Stella is no spring chicken and was once a battered woman herself. After she took serious action, she chose to no longer ignore other abused women and she began helping them in her own distinctive way.
So, when Chrissy Shaw asks for her help it seems easy enough, until Chrissy’s no-good husband disappears with her 2-year-old son. Now Stella has to go and find the degenerate. Turns out, Stella is also a creative and determined detective, but maybe she’s too good at detecting. The trail leads her into a battle against far more than just Chrissy’s husband, as Stella puts herself in grave danger when she tries to recover the child.
Sophie Littlefield has written a great detective story that tackles a serious subject head-on. She speaks truth, but with a light hand, wisecracking dialogue, and an undercurrent of what may be her own budding romance.
Stella Hardesty is a great detective and one tough lady.
Like I said, Stella vs Ray Rice is one match up I would love to read about.
(Hint: He wouldn’t stand a chance.)
Who is Holly Lewitas?
Holly Lewitas is the author of the Spunky Murder Mystery Series — cozy mysteries for dog and cat lovers. Books include: The Nose Knows, The Nose Sees All and An Army of Noses. You are invited to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
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