Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain is the first book in the new “Maternal Instincts” mystery series.  Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), August 2009

First-time mom Kate Connolly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: Private Investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you’re going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crime.

Kate imagined she’d spend her maternity leave crooning lullabies and snuggling her beautiful new baby. But then she receives a disturbing phone call telling her that a body has been pulled from San Francisco Bay, and the police think it may be her brother-in-law.

Now, in addition to trying to solve the mystery of how one six-pound baby can generate ten times her weight in laundry, Kate finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation with multiplying victims. And when her husband is detained in connection with the crimes, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say “diaper rash” to keep her little family together.

This was a fun book.  Kate is a new mom who finds herself looking for her brother-in-law only to discover that’s he caught up in a murder mystery.   Kate does her best to solve this crime and at the same time we get to see Kate experience motherhood and the desire stay home with her newborn daughter.  My rating: 4 stars

*new-to-me author

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