Ellison, Anarchy, and the rest of the characters in the Country Club mystery series feel like old friends whose visits are always welcome. The eleventh title in the series set in mid-1970s Kansas City opens with Ellison finding a dead body in her study. Just hours before she and Detective Anarchy Jones are set to leave for a trip to Italy, this woman, who introduced herself as Mrs. Anarchy Jones, breathes her last breath and leaves a hell of a mystery in her wake. With Italy now off the menu, Ellison and Anarchy focus instead on figuring out the identity of the dead woman, dodge disapproving mothers, and settle for a trip to Chicago–with momentous implications for the future of their relationship.
With each new release, I deepen my appreciation for the author and the series. And I keep hope alive for many more tales featuring Ellison and Anarchy!