The Ill-Fated Scientist (Paperback)
Syndicated columnist Tara Blunt knows her track record with men hasn't been stellar and now she's faced with four men in her life... and one of them might be a murderer. But Tara figures her skill at sorting out facts for her news column will get her to the bottom of the unusual death of a brilliant scientist who was in the running to win a $5 million contest to create a new, environmentally friendly product that would replace all types of petroleum-based packaging. When he turns up dead on the day of her interview with him, her investigative-reporter mind goes on the hunt for an even better story, but the truth might kill her.
Another one of my very favorite read-aloud books! I cherish this book, it’s truly a masterpiece: it is so beautifully crafted, and stands as a perfect example of how words and pictures can aid one another in superb storytelling! Our story is told by a local town cat, Muffin, who prowls the neighborhood each night, always on the lookout for anything strange that might require his investigative expertise…when, one night, bears show up at the bakery!?! Sounds like a job for Muffin!
(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel