Bubba Done It
by Maggie Toussaint
Bubba Done It (A Dreamwalker Mystery)
Publisher: Five Star (May 20, 2015)
Yep. Bubba gone and done it. He killed someone.
But wait, which Bubba done it. This is the south, you know. Everybody knows a Bubba. It’s such a common name, you run into them everywhere.
So which Bubba killed the most despised man in town?
Well, I can’t tell you that. I’d be spoiling this fun mystery for ya.
I can tell you that I didn’t have a clue until the very end. Well, I might have, but then the author had me following Baxley, pet-sitter, landscaper, and town Dreamwalker, going from one Bubba suspect to the next. Pretty soon, I was as confounded as she was.
When the dying man whispered, “Bubba done it,” it opened a big can of worms.
Baxley gets more and more into the murder investigation despite the sherriff’s warning to keep her nose out of it, painting herself as a target in the real world of Sinclair County, Georgia, and in the spiritual world where she dreamwalks.
Lots of angry spirits await Baxley when she dreamwalks, one in particular, who won’t let her speak to the dead banker and find out who killed him until she delivers a message.
To really make things even more dicey, one of the Bubba’s on the suspect list is Baxley’s brother-in-law.
Threats from an unknown source start coming at Baxley and it’s a race to find the killer Bubba before she ends up dead herself.
What a riot. I live in the south and can tell you first hand, there are A LOT of Bubba’s here. Everybody knows someone named Bubba.
The author had me in stitches over Baxley’s antics. She’s a true southern spitfire, but an amateur at sleuthing.
The dreamwalking was interesting and kind of creepy. I can’t imagine going that deep into a trance, entering a ghostly realm, all while your body sits there, still and vulnerable.
And I didn’t realize right away that this was the second book in a series. I had no problems reading this out of order. The author filled me in on some of the history of the characters and previous events without bogging down the reading. I am curious about why Baxley’s hair is now two-toned, and what happened to her husband. He’s supposed to have been KIA, but doubts rise up. Oh yeah, I also wonder who or what is Rose? Curiouser and curiouser.
There’s no graphic violence, no steamy romance, no foul language in this book. Just good, clean fun, colorful characters, and one heck of a mystery, or two, or….
I have to talk about the ending. I won’t spoil it for you. I will tell you that once the killer is named, it’s not over. Everything about this case is wrapped up, but Baxley isn’t out of the woods yet. Loved the ending.
Amateur sleuth and dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case. She arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper, “Bubba done it.”
Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Georgia, have close ties to the victim, including her goofball brother-in-law, Bubba Powell.
She dreamwalks for answers, but the victim can’t talk to her, leaving Baxley to sleuth among the living. The suspects include a down-on-his-luck fisherman, a crack-head evangelist, a politically- connected investor, and her brother-in-law, the former sweetheart of the victim’s ex-wife.
The more Baxley digs, the more the Bubbas start to unravel. Worse, her brother-in-law’s definitely more than friendly with the victim’s ex-wife.
Between pet-sitting, landscaping, and dreamwalking, Baxley’s got her hands full solving this case.
About Author Maggie Toussaint
From her youthful days of tree climbing and dreams of flying to her career days of pocket-protector geekiness as a toxicologist, Southern author Maggie Toussaint remains riveted by a good story. As a book aficionado, she put into practice what she’d learned and began penning novels.
Maggie is published in mystery and romantic suspense, with six titles in each genre. The third book in her Cleopatra Jones mystery series recently won the Silver Falchion Award, while her romances have won the National Readers’ Choice Award and the EPIC eBook Award for Romantic Suspense. She also writes science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. More at www.maggietoussaint.com.
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