Review: Getting Off On Frank Sinatra by Megan Edwards

Getting Off on Frank Sinatra by Megan Edwards

There is something about Megan Edwards writing that hooked me in right away. This book is the first in a new mystery series. Copper Black is a lowly reporter who happens to get wrapped up in a murder investigation. She’s young and eager with amazing connections. I liked her right away. While at a party with her priest brother, she scores a story about an elite private school. Little does she know that she will stumble upon the body of Marilyn Weaver, the school’s founder, later the next day.

There is a lot going on in this book. It sets up well for a series, with an interesting cast of characters. Copper is also house sitting for a friend in a creepy old mansion with an eccentric downstairs tenant. A couple of boyfriends are on the scene, and her brother and his family have some additional drama going on involving Native American burial grounds and a homeless shelter project. The story takes place in Las Vegas and it’s both exciting and homey.

I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but this one was pretty enjoyable. There’s a prequel coming out later this year, and I may have to give that one a shot too.

Rating: 3 Stars

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.

Getting Off on Frank Sinatra
Copper Black Mystery #1
Megan Edwards
Fiction
Imbrifex Books
March 14, 2017
ARC
309

A scorching Las Vegas summer is about to get even hotter. Aspiring journalist Copper Black has just found out that her boyfriend is responsible for his not-quite-ex-wife’s pregnancy. An unexpected house-sitting job at a notorious Las Vegas “party house” should provide not only a private swimming pool but also much-needed distraction.

While researching a story about an exclusive private school, Copper accidentally discovers the dead body of the school’s beloved founder. Now involved in a high-profile murder investigation, Copper turns to her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is overseeing the construction of a center for the homeless. A Paiute medicine man claims the site is a sacred burial ground, attracting hordes of protesters.

As she tries to solve the murder, help her brother, advance her career, and sort out her love life, Copper stirs up a world of trouble. Her escapades as she evades a sociopath, a disturbed cowgirl, and a suspicious homicide detective make Megan Edwards’ rousing debut Getting Off on Frank Sinatra a nonstop roller coaster of a read.

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