Siblings Paul and Lacey live in a small town California house they inherited after their parents died a few years ago. They wake up one morning to find a headless corpse in their yard. Normal people would probably call the cops, but Paul and Lacey grow pot for a living, so bringing the law into their lives is probably not a good idea. They move the dead body, who they think is Lacey’s ex-fiance, but it returns two days later. Then they call the cops, cuz a dead body reappearing on their lawn is just not okay.
Lacey also takes the investigation into her own hands, looking into just about everyone–the shady assisted living facility owners, the bartender, other pot growers, anyone she can think of. Her investigation doesn’t really work out like she thinks it will, especially since the two authors (ex-boyfriend and girlfriend) alternate chapters, not conferring about plot points ahead of time. They only read each other’s chapters and the notes they exchange with them. And of course they can’t agree on anything about how the story should go.
I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but for some reason I once picked up the first in Lisa Lutz’s Spellman files books, which are super funny and with hilarious footnotes. I figured I’d like this book too, and I sure did.
How can you go wrong with a book with not one but two strippers with limps?