Bundle of Trouble

Bundle of Trouble

by Diana Orgain

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Overview

From Publishers Weekly
In Orgain's charming debut thriller, office manager Kate Connolly becomes a supersleuth and a new mom in the same week. From the moment she and newborn Laurie lock eyes, Kate can't imagine returning to work after her six-week maternity leave, but in expensive San Francisco, she and her ad exec husband, Jim, need every bit of both incomes. Then a dead body is fished out of the bay and linked to Jim's estranged brother, George. Both the police and PI Albert Galigani, hired by the dead man's mother, believe that Jim and Kate know more than they're revealing. Kate is determined to find the elusive George and get some answers, but she soon gets in over her head. Galigani serves as a charming mentor as Kate navigates the twists of motherhood and an uncomplicated but engaging plot. (Aug.)
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Review
"[AN] ENTERTAINING NEW SLEUTH."
-GILLIAN ROBERTS, AUTHOR OF THE AMANDA PEPPER SERIES

"A charming, gutsy, wry character who will make you laugh so hard you'll forget the labor pains."
-LOUISE URE, SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

Book Description:
A body has been dredged from the San Francisco Bay. Kate Connelly, pregnant and ready to pop, has reason to fear it may be her long lost brother-in-law. Battling sleep deprivation, diaper blowouts and breastfeeding mishaps she muddles through her own investigation, Mommy style:

To do:
1. Find Killer
2. Figure out hideous breast pump.
3. Avoid cranky cop.
4. Send out Make birth announcements – need pink paper.
5. FIND KILLER

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150911598
Publisher: TKO Management Associates
Publication date: 07/26/2015
Series: A Maternal Instincts Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 1,794
File size: 221 KB

About the Author

Diana Orgain is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series. She is the co-author of NY Times Bestselling Scrapbooking Mystery Series with Laura Childs. Diana’s new FOR LOVE OR MONEY series is now available and as is her series MURDER AT YAPPY HOUR. For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts, and to connect with Diana:
Visit Diana at www.dianaorgain.com.

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Bundle of Trouble 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were intertwined really well. I did kind of figure out who one of the villains rather early on but enjoyed the book anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy going book. Enjoyed very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written easy read. Fairly well edited. Kept my interest and was a good representation of the feelings and uncertainties of first time motherhood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris little cozy mystery starring a new mom who seems to be a chronic list - maker. A fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, fun, funny. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book. Easy read. Good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was goid as were the characters but i found some of rhe characters habits annoying. They were very corny. Over all a gteat read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery. Keeps you guessing who killer is until the end. Good characterization.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute plot and characters. Funny and and fluff mystery. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is enjoyable, not predictable, and funny. I can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Entertaining with a nice twist. It is nice to read a murder mystery without a lot of blood and guts. Looking forward to the other books in this series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
a+little+unbelievable.++the+newborn+seems+to+be+too+far+advanced+for+her+age.+the+story+got+a+bit+fuddled+at+times.+great+characters%2C+though.+i+enjoyed+the+book.%0A%0A
Anonymous 11 months ago
Ok story but got tired of Kate's lists plus if she had all those problems after the birth of her daughter and couldn't remember to do the smallest things, maybe she should have taken a step back and not stress herself out with murder investigations. Lml
Anonymous 11 months ago
Kate+is+an+amazing+new+mother+with+a+mystery+to+solve+while+fighting+sleep+deprivation++and+nursing+her+newborn.%0A4+stars
Anonymous 12 months ago
I enjoyed the charactors, the mystery, and the timeline with a newborn. Yes, the pace is a bit on the slow side - - but with a baby, every trip out is an expedition; every day is an adventure. (I don't read far into books full of errors. This book has very few. I'm sorry to say that this is rare nowadays. Thank you for great editing!)
Anonymous 12 months ago
Light+and+fun+read.+%0A
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
You will read this book in one sitting! It is that good. Kate is about to have her baby and she is a nervous wreck. All goes well--except she is now a real wreck--no sleep--forgetful--all the things a brand new Mom experiences. Her husband is very supportive-as is her Mom who lives to babysit! Then detectives come looking for her husbands brother -they haven't heard or seen him in a long time. Kate decides to go looking for him (baby in tow). A PI comes by to question them--he ends up having a heart attack and Kate takes over the investigation. She really doesn't want to go back to her office job---her husband ends up in jail--lots of people are murdered--her husband loses his job-- This is definitely mad cap-Will Kate figure out who the murderer is? It takes a bit-what with the baby and all--and thankfully alls well that ends well!! I read a complimentary Copy of this book sent to me by the author & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
Marlyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a charming debut! The story begins when the phone rings as Kate Connelly and her husband Jim are watching a football game. It turns out to be the San Francisco medical examiner, asking for information about Jim's brother George, whose belongings have been found on a pier at the same time as a drowned corpse.A few minutes later, Kate goes into labour, and they rush to the hospital, forgetting about the phone call. Eventually, they learn that George is just fine, although he seems to not wish to be found.After Kate gets home, she goes to collect George's things from the police station and runs into an old high school friend Michelle. It turns out that Michelle is identifying the body, who happens to be her estranged husband Brad. Michelle invites Kate over for lunch, and during their discussion, it emerges that George worked for Brad. This all seems too coincidental and suspicious to Kate, and she decides to figure out what exactly is going on. Kate enjoys this so much, and is so reluctant to leave her child and return to her job (although her income is necessary) that she begins to consider private investigation as a career.This light mystery was a quick and enjoyable read. I just discovered that the second book in the series was released today, and will definitely be picking it up.
minjung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was recommended to me by one of knitters in the "Mystery Book Talk" group on Ravelry (a social networking site for knitters and crocheters), and I'm really glad that I followed-up on it.It's a cute concept - first-time mom Kate Connolly goes into labour just as she and her husband Jim receive a call that a body found in the San Francisco bay may be that of Jim's brother George (it isn't, although George is missing).Soon, the body count is adding up (as is the diaper count), and Kate finds herself trying to solve both the mystery of the breast pump, as well as that of who killed the person who was in the Bay. And things take a turn when Jim becomes a suspect, lands in jail, and Kate is suddenly coping on her own.Each chapter contains a to-do list, which, when described by the Raveller, I feared might be trite, but is actually pretty humorous. I'm glad that this has become a series, because when I need some light fare to zip through, this will do quite nicely!
ImBookingIt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot going for it, but in some ways didn't quite come together.On the plus side:I loved the gimmick-- new mom becoming a Private Eye.Kate's character. Interesting, fleshed out, person I could identify with.The setup for the mystery was good.All the details about those first few weeks of motherhood.On the minus side:Too many characters meant we didn't get to know anyone other than the protagonist. The writing never quite sucked me in.All the details about those first few weeks of motherhood.If the summary of the book appeals to you, go ahead and pick it up for a light read. You'll have fun.I'm hoping there will be another book-- I'd like to get to know the characters better, I think the concept has some fun books in it, and I think the author is going to get better and better as time goes on.
rhondajoyce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bundle of Trouble, is a unique and can¿t put down tale of murder, intrigue, suspense and baby bottles. This funny new mom book features mommy detective Kate Connelly, a new mom with a plan to spend her maternity leave bonding with her precious new baby. Things take an unexpected turn when the Connelly¿s receive a phone call saying a body was found in the San Francisco Bay and the police think it may be Kate¿s brother in-law. Kate finds herself smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation with her new baby on her hip. With binkies, bottles and a diaper bag of sleuthing supplies, follow the mystery and get plenty of laughs along the way. I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery seasoned with humor and nudging my memory back to the time of nursing my babies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a new breastfeeding mother but that took so much of the story there wasn't enough interest built up for the mystery. There was some humor but only if the reader had been a new mm.
avidreaderGC10 More than 1 year ago
A very funny story about a new mother who tries her luck at being a PI. It starts by looking for her brother in-law. Along the way she meets a real PI and decides she can do this. She tries to solve some murders as well. All of this while taking care of her newborn. Are her missing brother in-law and the murders connected? Will she solve the crimes? Will she find her brother in-law? Great story!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Just as she is going into labor, Kate Connolly learns her brother-in-law, George, is missing and may be a murder victim. While trying to juggle becoming a mother, Kate also tries to learn what is really going on with George. I found the scenes between mother and baby heart warming and the plot intriguing. I didn't want to put it down, and can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A funny book about findi g a missing relative, solving a murder and new motherhood.