HETTA COFFEY IS A SASSY TEXAN WITH A SNAZZY YACHT, AND SHE’S NOT AFRAID TO USE IT!
Just Add Water, winner of the National EPPIE Award for BEST MYSTERY.
Hetta Coffey is a globe-trotting civil engineer with a swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream.
Plying the San Francisco waterfront, trolling for triceps, her attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts—especially their predominantly male skippers—and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.
In spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical, Hetta buys her dream boat, but a shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta’s own self-destructive foibles imperil her goal. Hetta Coffey brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “sink or swim!”
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Constructed Plot, Enjoyable Story and Colorful Characters, September 6, 2006
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This review is from: Just Add Water (Hetta Coffey) (Paperback)
Can’t get a man? Just add water.
Hang on tight for a rollicking adventure with Hetta Coffey, a globetrotting civil engineer with an attitude. After a lifelong swath of failed romances, Hetta prefers living with her dog and commiserating her single status with best friend, Jan.
But old habits die-hard and one morning while brunching with Jan at the waterfront, Hetta’s attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts and their hunky male skippers. She decides that if she had a boat, she could get a man.
Despite her naiveté of all things nautical, Hetta buys her dream boat and sets about learning to sail.
A series of events, including a shadowy stalker and an inconvenient body threaten to imperil her new lifestyle. As her past comes back to haunt her, Hetta must use all of her gritty resources to foil an attempt on her life to figure out who is determined to kill her and why.
Author Jinx Schwartz will need to change her name to Lucky when readers discover Book One of the Hetta Coffey series, Just Add Water. Schwartz has not only hit a home run, her first book is out of the ballpark.
This book is a refreshing antidote to the seriousness of the mystery genre. Readers will fly through the pages in anticipation of what Hetta will do and say next.
Schwartz ties up all the loose ends at the conclusion of the book, leaving readers eagerly anticipating Book Two of the Hetta Coffey series.
From the Author
Just Add Water, first in my Hetta Coffey series, was a delight to write and I hope my readers get a good laugh, or cry, or scare!