Cedar Fort, 2009
Reviewed by Heather Moore
Fans of Tristi Pinkston will be delighted with her new venture in fiction: a cozy mystery. Agent in Old Lace is a far cry from Pinkston’s award-winning historical fiction books, but there’s not a disappointed reader here.
In fact, I can picture the author sitting with her hands poised over the keyboard, chuckling at the banter between her two main characters—Shannon and Rick, aka Aunt Anita. They are truly funny when together.
I must confess, I read the first couple of chapters with a bit of a sigh. I didn’t want this book to be a carbon-type mystery where the girl is kidnapped, escapes, then has to go undercover, etc. etc. But from the moment FBI agent Rick Holden entered the scene dressed as a woman, I was hooked.
Agent in Old Lace is full of humor, intrigue, and a down-right good mystery. Although I was sort-of able to predict a few things, most of it was unforeseen. For a quick, entertaining summer read, you’ll enjoy this novel.