Trout Fishing for Bodies by Robert K Swisher Jr
I was a big fan after reading the first book in the Bob Roosevelt series; A Bucket Full of Lies, so I looked forward to reading the second book. I wasn’t disappointed; it’s as good as the first if not better. Even though this is book 2 in the series, you won’t be lost if you read this one first.
After a trying case where Bob Roosevelt got himself in a lot of trouble and danger, he and his trusted Volkswagen beetle head for Colorado. He hopes to find some calm, fishing for trout in the Colorado hills. What he catches is more than he bargained for. His obnoxious guardian angel, warns him to get out of dodge but Bob is determined to solve this murder. This book has a fine cast of characters that get up to all sorts of shenanigans. Barbara, the victim had been turning the heads of some local married men and there is no shortage of suspects. Bob and I were none the wiser as to who did the murder until near the very end. Unlike Bob, I did not get shot at while we were trying to figure this crime out.
Again, the wise cracking between Bob and his guardian angel is great fun, but I have to wonder by now why Bob doesn’t listen to his angel a little more as he seems to be on the money most of the time with his warnings. I suppose if I had a lecherous, hateful monk whispering things in my ear, I might just do the opposite to spite him. It certainly adds entertainment for us, the reader.
Clever, witty and entertaining. Definitely not a weak second. If you liked A bucket Full of Lies, you will love this.