Praise for A Case of Imagination...
"Beauty pageant tomfoolery and psychic shenanigans add comic zest to Tesh's cozy debut." -Publishers Weekly
On this nice July morning in Parkland, North Carolina, the office of Madeline Maclin Investigations might as well be an Egyptian tomb: hot, dusty, and dead. It doesn't help that her landlord Reid Kent, does a brisk business...and briskly hits on Mac to rejoin his agency. He maintains no one will hire a former
Miss Parkland as a serious PI.
Mac's friend Jerry Fairweather claims to be psychic and is, unlike his two brothers, somewhat screwy. And he refuses to claim a share in the Fairweather fortune. But he shares some good news with Mac-his Uncle Val has died and left him a house. The two friends drive out to Celosia, a half hour away, where they discover a local beauty pageant in trouble and a house just perfect for setting up a Psychic Shop. The arrival of lawyer Olivia, Jerry's shark-like girlfriend, rouses both Mac's interest in the mystery at the pageant and the one in her own heart.
And then comes the first murder....
Jane Tesh is the author of the Madeline Maclin Mysteries and the Grace Street Mysteries. She lives and writes in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.