Review: The Dead Gigolo Caper by Stella Marie Alden

Their office is literally falling around Suds and Sam when an elderly lady appears saying she witnessed someone being murdered and no one believes her.

Synopsis (from Suds POV):

This time, it’s murder but there’s no body and no motive. In fact, there’s no evidence of any foul play except for the word of a nosy busy-body with night-vision binoculars.

Despite big bucks, I suggest we pass on this case but Sam’s family butts in and of course, it explodes in our face. Now, we’re hip deep in a whole lot of shit better left to the police.

The good news? No more Joey. We moved into the loft above our new office space.

The bad news? They’re demolishing the church next door and the jackhammer’s sent our kitten into therapy.

Did I mention I had to gut the bathroom and we have no shower?

“Bill paying?”

“You can have that.”

“Cleaning?”

“I can help.”

“I’ll do laundry as long as you throw your stuff in the hamper.”

“What’s a hamper?”

“I’ll man-splain it to you when we get home.”

Gotta love a couple who celebrates every little success with a little “fun”. Stella Marie Alden brings the sizzle and always keeps it an arm-length away during The Dead Gigolo Caper (2020), the fourth book in the “Suds and Sam” series.

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These characters still manage to bring angst to a happy relationship. Alden keeps it real with Suds ongoing battle with PTSD. She does not shy away from the constant battle of dealing with the side effects on the individual or their family. Kudos to Alden for reminding people that war does not just go away, stay in another country, or on a television screen.

The mystery once again is a solid one. I actually did not believe the old lady either (oops slight spoiler there (laugh)). Alden continuously manages to blend more than one mystery out of one and does it with panache.

I did mention the “fun” did I not. Well Alden keeps the steam going from the very first pages and keeps it going through out. I do love the makeup sex just as much as Suds does. All of the other sex in between is pretty fun too (laugh).

Do not miss out on this caper as Alden gives a reader a good time.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Books in the “Suds and Sam” series:

#1 Suds and Sam

#2 A Suds and Sam Christmas

#3 Suds For Hire (See my review on 3 January 2020)

Further Details:
Series: Suds and Sam #4; Settings: Brooklyn, NY
Pages: 166; Sex: Rated R

Editor’s Note: previously published on PRW on 22 February 2020. Edited with updated content & PR standard formatting on 8 April 2020.

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