Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Deck the Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger (Alice Chronicles #2)

Deck the Malls with Purple Peacocks
by Amy Gettinger

Series: Alice Chronicles - Book 2
Publisher: Raucous Eucalyptus Press (November 18, 2017)
Publication Date: November 18, 2017
Genre: Cozy Mystery | Quirky Heroine
Print Length: 254 pages
Available from: Amazon
It’s Christmas in Orange County, California, and the mall is full of purple peacock decorations, large and small. Department store employee Aracely Martinez has a goofy Cuban friend, Quito (who’s awfully cute in his mall Santa suit), distracting her from her night-shift restocking job. But Aracely has a long-held secret, which her supervisor at the store, Jacob Thinnes, is about to tell to the wrong folks, knowing it will throw her life into complete upheaval. To keep him quiet, she must do everything he wants. 
Which is too much.
Enter Aracely’s oldest friends: Alice Chalmers, Georgette Jones and Julie Bowers. The group’s “Venus Warrior” bond from the 2003 production of The Venus Monologues at Garden Beach Community College is still very strong, and these women are ready, willing, and able to kick some butt to help Aracely out of her difficult bind. Join Aracely’s Three Wise Women plus the ever-present Cuban trickster, Quito, in one adventure after another as they work against the odds to give Aracely the life of her dreams for a fabulous, nearly impossible Christmas gift.

Deck the Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger
(Alice Chronicles #2)

Deck the Malls with Purple Peacocks (Alice Chronicles #2)Reading something by Amy Gettinger is like getting the best surprise ever in that box of Cracker Jacks!

This time out, Ms. Gettinger tackles some pretty heavy topics, then tosses Alice and her cohorts into the mix, turns on the blender of mayhem, mystery and madness and out comes the delightfully entertaining DECK THE MALLS WITH PURPLE PEACOCKS and yes, it is stuck in my head on a loop, music and all!

From a secret immigration status to unscrupulous employment blackmail to a company takeover, Alice Chalmers, Georgette Jones and Julie Bowers don their super sleuth personae and take us on a laugh-a-minute-journey as they risk life and limb to uncover, expose and right wrongs! But have they been bamboozled by someone they thought was an ally?

Will Alice become part of the Mall Christmas decorations? Alice is determined to make one hardworking young woman’s future this Christmas Merry and Bright, but she and her cohorts may have some serious “cleaning up” to do, and their investigations may “hook” them up to more trouble than they could have imagined.

Amy Gettinger's writing style is as bright and cheery as her keen fashion sense when it comes to hats!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Amy Gettinger! This is my voluntary and honest review.

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