Title: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Series: Stuff 3
Author: Don Bruns
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Genre: Cozy Mystery
It's official; stumbling, bumbling James Lessor and Skip Moore are licensed private investigators. Now, that's some scary stuff. It could take time to get Moore or Less Investigations off the ground, so James takes a job with a traveling carnival show. But this show has a dubious reputation, having had a string of accidents and at least one death in the past year. When they're hired to investigate what's caused the carnival chaos, James and Skip set into motion a dizzying, roller coaster chain of events. After a terrifying trip on the Dragon Tail ride, a not-so-fun dust-up in Freddy's Fun House, and a host of threats, James and Skip realize they'll get anything but cooperation from this cantankerous cast of carnies. But when a carnival worker is murdered, James and Skip will have to act fast-because they might be next in line. For James and Skip, the only thing sweeter than the smell of corndogs and fried dough will be the sweet smell of success-but in this case, 'success' means getting out alive. This investigation is going completely off the rails.
What a fun ride, this book was a fun read, with mystery and fun and great characters! Loved seeing these two bumble along on their own way and the descriptions of the carnival pretty much seals my dislike of carnivals! I didn't read the previous books in this series and actually wasn't lost, very good back story information without any kind of back story dump! If you like cozy mysteries and bumbling fools for main characters pick this one up or rather get the whole series!