Sue Henry, better known for her fabulous Alaskan/sled racing mysteries featuring Iditarod champion Jesse Arnold, has created another classic character (or should I say characters?) in Maxie McNabb and her wonderful dachshund Stretch.
In this third book in the series, Maxie is sans Stretch, but he's never out of her mind, or ours. Having just returned from her last New Mexico adventure to her beloved home in Homer, Alaska, Maxie reluctantly turns right back out the door to help a friend, Karen, in Hawaii.
Karen, who is really more an acquaintance than a friend, is one of those helpless females whom 64-year-old Maxie abhors. But a plea for help is something Maxie can't ignore, so she flies into Hilo, rents herself a camper truck (we know her from her Winebago) and goes to help Karen, who has a broken arm and leg from a fall, sort out her household goods to be returned to Alaska.
Short on plot and long on fabulous descriptions of Hawaii, this bit of fluff moves along quickly until it reaches its surprising conclusion. If you are looking for a good mystery, this isn't the book. If you love quirky, larger-than-life characters and descriptions that place you right into the story, grab this book.
Can't wait for the next one!