Baby Daddy Mystery: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency (Book 2)

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
It's spring in Knobby Waters, Indiana. Senior sleuths Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens are on the run, chasing down cheating heart Romeos and shaking child support out of deadbeat baby daddies. Love takes a peculiar turn when a local dentist turns up dead on a porch swing in Hound Holler. Romantic misadventures lead to infectious fun in this small town crime comedy More

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About Daisy Pettles

Daisy Pettles' Shady Hoosier Detective Agency humorous mystery series for women has won 3 Gold Medal Awards as Best Indie Humor Book and 2 Best Mystery Book Awards. Daisy was born in Bedford, Indiana, and raised in the tiny farming community of Medora. As a child, she was fed a steady diet of books, pies, and Bible stories. A world traveler, she has raced camels in Egypt and eaten Kentucky Fried Chicken with Communists in Shanghai. She was a therapist before becoming an Internet entrepreneur and award-winning writer. She currently lives in a cloud of peace and quiet at the end of a dirt road in Vermont. The Shady Hoosier Detective Agency, humorous novels set in Knobby Waters, Indiana, and featuring senior amateur women sleuths, is her debut mystery series.

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About the Series: Shady Hoosier Detective Agency
The award-winning "Shady Hoosier Detective Agency," set in the fictitious small town of Knobby Waters, Indiana, is Daisy Pettles’ debut humorous mystery series. The series chronicles the hi-jinks of two nosy retired ladies, and lifelong friends, Ruby Jane Waskom and Veenie Goens. Short on funds, but high on hope, the two Pawpaw County seniors launch late-life careers as women detectives with the Shady Hoosier Detective Agency. Veenie and RJ always get their man—or ghost, or blind wiener dog, as the case may be. The series has won critical acclaim, and the following Best Humor Book Awards >> Indie Reader: Gold Medal Discovery Award, the Next Generation Gold Medal, and an American Fiction Awards Gold Medal. In the Mystery category, the series was an American Fiction Awards Finalist for Best Cozy Mystery, and an IPPY Award Winner for Best Mystery EBook. In awarding the series debut a Gold Medal the "Indie Reader" wrote: "Imagine Murder She Wrote meets The Golden Girls and you’ll be in the ballpark of Daisy Pettles’ GHOST BUSTING MYSTERY, where the fun is infectious and the story will keep readers laughing, while showing us all how to grow older with grace, humor, and style."

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C L, Jr reviewed on Oct. 14, 2019

Lordie, this book was funnier than the first book in the series, Ghost Busting Mystery. The dialogue bubbles with wit and the small town where the action takes place reminds me of Mayberry. I am in love with the two snoopy southern older women sleuths. They are just like me and my best friend riding around in a 60s Chevy and getting into all sorts of mayhem. Original, fresh, funny crime comedy at it's best. I LOVE this book. Here's an example: "Fergus Goens Senior owed Veenie forty-plus years of child support for their oldest son, Fergie Junior, who was holed up in my cellar next to my canned goods. He slept all day and roamed the house all night like a sick possum. He had two college degrees in musicology. Some talent and not a spit bit of ambition." Get ready to laugh. These old ladies are Lucy and Ethel redux!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Peri reviewed on March 10, 2019

The big question is In the title- who is the Baby’s Daddy? I kept changing my mind and was wondering until the end! This second part in the Shady Hoosiers Detective series is better than the first. I want Ruby Jane and Veenie as friends- smart, great sense of humor and lovers of junk food! Although I am not from a town like Knobby Waters I felt like I belonged. Daisy Pettles is a fantastic story teller and I can imagine sitting on a porch swing listening to her tell the tales of this small town. She sprinkled in humor with intelligence and teased me with whispers of the next book. Plus this reminds me of a cross between ‘Murder She Wrote’ and ‘The Andy Griffith show’. I love it and love sitting down, hunkering under the covers and reading it with a cat on my lap- that’s my perfect day!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
yagerc reviewed on Dec. 17, 2018

Our favorite senior sleuths, RJ and Veenie, are drafted back into action by the local town bank owner, Avonelle Apple. Seems Avonelle’s late husband might have been fooling around and left a few offspring that fell a little further away from the Apple tree, and Avonelle has gotten a letter requesting child support payments!

Right around the same time, RJ’s daughter Joyce is in emoji hysteria ‘cos she thinks her hubby is having an affair. Then, of course, there’s good old Harry Shades who is hankying just about everyone’s panky. If that’s not enough, one of Avonelle’s twin sons (both dentists, like their dad – that’s the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!) is found dressed up as a scarecrow and dead as a doornail.

Veenie and RJ will unpuzzle these puzzles, and keep you laughing as they do it. These gal pals are the brightest sunshine in Pawpaw county, for sure.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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