Sunday, July 31, 2011

CHOKE by Kaye George

Twenty-two-year-old Imogene Duckworthy has been waiting tables at Huey's Hash in tiny Saltlick, TX, itching to jump out of her rut and become a detective. When Uncle Huey is found murdered in his own diner, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Immy, an unwed mother who has always longed to be a PI, gets her chance to solve a real crime.
Immy's retired librarian mother, Hortense, who always blamed Huey for her husband's death, is hauled in for the crime. Unclear of the exact duties of a PI, Immy starts a fire in the bathroom wastebasket to bust Mother out of jail. On the run from the law with her mother and her toddler daughter, Immy wonders--now what? Time to consult her almost new copy of The Moron's Complete PI Guidebook. 

Her attempts to clear her mother's name, then her own, lead to foiling a bank heist, exposing a meth lab, and getting in deeper than is wise with Baxter Killroy, a handsome but shifty cowboy who may have been involved in her father's death several years ago.

CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery is a Mystery Novel
(Approx 65, 000 words)
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  1. Sorry for my misspelling. Immy's handbook should be *The Moron's Compleat PI Guidebook*. Thanks for posting this, Lisa!!!

  2. I read CHOKE and loved it!The characters are funny and quirky, the story fast and well written. You kept me guessing 'til the end! I hope you have more in the works for Immy and crew, Kaye. Would love to read more!

  3. Loved Choke. To read more about Kaye or this book, check out...

  4. HI, Lisa,

    Rumor has it you'll post for indies with professional covers and text. If true, will you let me know how to submit?
    Much thanks,

  5. Sounds like a funny caper and something I may want to read! Thanks for telling us about this book.

  6. Just read the review of Choke. Sounds like a budding Stephanie Plum with the relationship between the mom and daughter much like Stephanie's with her grandma. I look forward to reading it.

  7. Thanks for the comments here! Velda, I've heard Stephanie Plum, Inspector Clouseau and Lucille Ball. I'm just happy if Immy entertains her readers!