I did not need to request this as I was able to get the ebook on Amazon for free.
That was however a few years ago (even though I only read it last month) and at the time of writing this review it is available for £1.99 but if interested keep an eye and it could well be offered free again.
AMAZON Book Description
Phones, light typing…and murder.
Think breaking into show business is hard? Try landing a temp job without office skills. That’s the challenge facing aspiring actress Isobel Spice when she arrives in New York City, fresh out of college and deficient in PowerPoint. After being rejected by seven temp agencies for her lack of experience, Isobel sweet-talks recruiter James Cooke into letting her cover a last-minute vacancy at a bank. New to his own job, and recently sober, James takes a chance on Isobel, despite his suspicion that she’s a trouble-magnet. His misgivings are borne out by lunchtime, when she stumbles across a dead secretary in a bathroom stall. With her fingerprints on the murder weapon, Isobel sets out to prove her innocence by investigating the crime herself. While learning to juggle phone lines and auditions, she discovers an untapped talent for detective work—a qualification few other office temps, let alone actresses, can claim.
This is the first of three books (so far) in the Isobel Spice Mysteries
Author Joanne Sydney Lessner
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The title is definitely related to the story which I so often lament about not being the case in books these days.
Now I am not saying that this is a "whodunit" in the league of Agatha Christie but I enjoyed the easy reading style the novel was written in and the main characters were definitely believable. The plot may not be the most intricate or serious but then I like humour in any book.
I started it in the hairdressers and finished it in the hairdressers - although not on the same day. It was an easy book to grab and read a few chapters at a time and keep up with the story.
I would almost go as far as to say it was a Cosy Mystery but then some people may decide not to read it and that would be a pity.
As for the next two in the series I will watch for them to be free and grab them too - in fact might just get them if they come down to 99p.
I think you can tell from that last statement that I probably have too many ebooks waiting in my kindle for me to get round to reading.