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Some Like It Hot: Cat DeLuca    by K. J. Larsen Amazon.com order for
Some Like It Hot
by K. J. Larsen
Order:  USA  Can
Poisoned Pen, 2013 (2013)
Hardcover, Softcover, CD
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

PI Pat DeLuca tails misbehaving husbands and wives to snap photos in order to supply evidence of proof of the misbehavior for the wronged spouse. Not at the top of a list of most sought after jobs, but, hey, someone has to do it.

Cat is enjoying a repast after finishing a rewarding photo session (the photos aren't the kind one would frame and hang on the wall with family groupings) when a figure dressed as Santa Claus rushes through the bar (I didn't say that Cat was in a tea room!) She recognizes him as a fellow student from her high school years. From there, Cat's down time dissolves. She ends up taking the man home with her. Later she learns that he has been killed.

Who would do that? He was her friend. Sure, he had some real problems. But none bad enough to get him killed. When Cat starts delving into his demise, she learns that not all is as she thought. This is when things get dicey. Cat learns of diamond earrings stolen from Marilyn Monroe's estate. Worth a bundle. Who has them now? And where are the replicas that have also disappeared?

Some Like It Hot, third in the Cat DeLuca series, is a fun book with lots of one-liners. The series is written by three sisters who love mysteries and decided to write them as well as read them. I did get confused at times by all the characters involved. But what characters they are, Cat included!

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