The Money Bird: funny, yet sensitive

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 8, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)

I laughed all through The Money Bird, Sheila Webster Boneham’s second mystery. Her protagonist Janet MacPhail’s dry wit shows up in tongue and cheek comments meant to alleviate the conflict she experiences insisting on her independence, while relishing her closeness to boyfriend Tom.

Even more, I like how Sheila, through Janet, interprets dog and cat behaviors, giving meaning and context to those common motions animals make, such as bumping noses, wiggling butts and strategically placing paws. While reading, I recalled my pets doing the same things, expressing their feelings.

And, oh yes, there is a mystery involved. One that highlights crime against nature’s gentlest creatures.



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