What I want to know is why I had to discover Casey Jones by accident. Think Kinsey Millhone's sassy southern cousin...or Judge Deborah Knott with an attitude...and I can't understand why she isn't as famous. She's hilarious and effective, and I look forward to reading more of her adventures!
I happened upon the Casey-Jones-Mystery by chance and once I had started reading, I was engrossed in the characters: Casey is a bigger, „juicier", saucier Stephanie Plum with hints of Savannah Reid and a blend of Kinsey Milhone. Munger' s characters are really well drawn and that alone makes "Legwork" very well worth the read. The plot lacks a bit in my opinion, however. The killer could be figured out quite easily in fact. Since "Legwork" is only the first in this series, I am quite hopeful, that the follow-ups will be fully-fledged five-star-reads! Result: If you are looking for a funny, witty, tough and grown up female sleuth who is somewhat obsessed with getting laid, Casey Jones is *the* one you are looking for!
We finally have a female PI with savy and plenty of sass. Casey is a fantastic character to really get to know and so are her friends! It's got wit galore and a great read from beginning to end. Her characters are priceless along with her wonderful way with words. I've read them all and can't wait for number 4 next June! Way to go Katy!
A northerner and newcomer to the south this book was a hilarious introduction to some class culture in my new home. The heroine is sweaty, saucy, and steely; a bright woman of a certain age and disposition who, after some hard knocks falls into a life for which she is particularly well suited. She is the legs, eyes, and brains for a mountain of slough with a P.I.'s license, (unattinable for her). I often found myself laughing out loud. It unfolds handily, murder, politics, passion. The author takes a nice chunky bite out of the hides of local developers and people for whom appearences are everything. One of my favorite scenes involves the garden club, our heroine, and chicken salad sandwiches. I look forward to the next offering in this series.
Katy Munger is a great writer! Casey Jones and the other characters are so believable. Casey is a smart, funny, wisecracking woman. As soon as I finished this Casey Jones mystery, I was ready for more. In fact, I e-mailed Ms. Munger looking for her next book, which is something I've never done before - and I'm an avid reader. (It will be out soon!) This is a must read for mystery fans. If you are not a mystery fan yet, Legwork is a great place to start.
Katy Munger's books are wonderful -- Craftily-plotted mysteries combined with a realistic, feisty heroine. Casey is overweight, impulsive, hilarious, and lovable. She has the ability to see right through a man (stopping to admire whatever she chooses...) and to stir up as much trouble as she solves. MORE PLEASE!
My hobby is blasting books that have been over-hyped by publishers, but I got to admit it-- this book delivers (not that it seems to be getting any sort of push from Avon, but it deserves one). It is very, very funny with sharp writing, great characters and a fantastic female detective that makes Kinsey, V.I., Stephanie etc. look like wimps. I'm a guy and I loved it. I suspect women will love it even more (my sister's the one who recommended I read it). The writing style is very sarcastic and on the mark about the South, take it from a former Georgia boy. It is definitely more on the hard-boiled side compared to other books with female protagonists these days. Very hip-- I highly recommend it.
If you are in the mood for a great mystery with terrific characters, then buy Legwork today. This might be the first Casey Jones mystery you buy, but it won't be the last. I e-mailed the author begging for another as soon as I finished Legwork. Casey Jones is a smart-mouthed almost private eye with a rocky past, and one of the best new characters I've read in years. While you are here, go ahead and order Out of Time, because you'll be back!
Thank God for Casey Jones. Finally a female PI who is both real enough to relate to and fantastic enough to entertain. She sustains my disbelief in the most enjoyable way. She is also surrounded by characters equally entertaining and a plot line with twists and turns in all the right places. I highly recommend this book!
This series is destined to be one of the very best. Casey is a wonderful, believable character. What's all this talk about bad language ? I've read much worse !! I love the humor in this book. Keep up the great stories, Katy.