In the first of what I hope will be a long-running series, Angela Sanders has resurrected the art of the comic caper, and done so brilliantly. Quirky characters, lots of action, and hairpin plot turns make The Booster Club a must-read and pure gold entertainment. — PJ Alderman, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Haunting Jordan, a Port Chatham Cozy Mystery
When it comes to good deeds, the Booster Club proves that crime pays.
Claudine is a fourth generation cat burglar preparing to heist the famous Cabrini jewels when she’s drawn into finding a home for four children whose mother died in jail. She joins forces with Ruby — an outspoken hairdresser with a sideline of shoplifting — and Deborah, who can steal the watch off your wrist, but only as her alter ego, Sabine. Together, they’re the Booster Club.
The women set about buying the abandoned firehouse where the children have been living, only to discover that a ruthless developer wants the land. With the help of Claudine’s father and a retirement home for petty criminals, they must concoct a scheme clever enough to outwit the developer, the uppity Women’s League, and at least one shady politician. Who are the crooks now?
The Booster Club is the first in a new series of capers by the author of the Joanna Hayworth Vintage Clothing mysteries. If you like your crime writing quirky and heartwarming, you’ll love The Booster Club.
$3.99 at Amazon, iBooks, Nook and Kobo. Paperback to follow. More about Angela's writing is at her website.
I am currently reading The Booster Club after I recently saw Waterdragon’s reference to it on a daily post. TBC is an entertaining and well written book and great way to relax during the busy holiday season.
I’m so glad you like it! I really wanted to write something that would make people laugh and maybe surprise them from time to time. I’ve always loved capers, but other than Donald Westlake’s Dortmunder novels and Tim Hallinan’s fabulous Junior Bender series, there aren’t many out there.
I’m really enjoying it Angela. I especially like the cat named Petunia.
How funny! I actually knew a cat named Petunia. He was almost three before his owners took him to the vet–he’d been a street kitty–and the vet informed them he was a male.
Your neighbors are too funny. The gender is usually pretty obvious.
He wasn’t even a very hairy cat.
I can’t wait to read this when it comes out on paperback! I’ll put a copy in my library. Congrats on a big review!
Thank you! I’m hoping to get the paperback on the market in two weeks or so. As a girl who practically grew up in libraries, having my books in them makes me so happy.
How exciting! I know I’ll be getting this one for my Kindle, having enjoyed the Joanna mysteries very much – but I think I’ll nab the paperback for my mother.
I really hope that you like this one! It was a lot of fun to write from three points of view instead of one. (And it was fun to write about petty criminals, I have to admit.)
Just bought the e-book and can’t wait for the paperback!
I have finally come around to ebooks for some things, but there is nothing quite like having that actual book to fond….. er, enjoy. ( If I really enjoy an e-book, I HAVE to have the real thing, so this whole ebook thing has ended up costing me a pretty penny!)
I have lots of both types of books. I appreciate how affordable ebooks are, but I love having a paper book, too, sometimes!
Congratulations Angela! I hope you take time to celebrate the fruition of all your hard work…and I look forward to reading it over our Christmas summer holidays.
Thank you! “Christmas summer holidays” sounds so exotic to me. I hope you enjoy the read (and the holiday)!
Always looking for something fun to read. Now it’s on my Kindle!
I hope you enjoy it! My goal was for solid entertainment.
I bought it and read it in one (gloriously sedentary) day this past holiday weekend. It was great fun. Wonderful job, Angela, and I’m very excited to see you have plans to continue it as a series!
Aren’t those days of lazy reading the best? I’m so glad you liked it! I’m already plotting out the next one. I think I’ll have Eleanor come back as a point of view character, bent on revenge.
I can’t wait!
Can’t wait to read this, Angela! I’ve loved the Joanna Hayworth mysteries so much that I will pounce on all of your new releases. Perhaps I will use the cold that I’ve just come down with as an excuse to spend a day in bed reading. ????
I really hope you like it! I’m sorry to hear about your cold, though. Then again, there’s little better than a day in bed with something to read.
On my Kindle now!
I enjoyed the Vintage Clothing series very much, but I must concede that Joanna and her friends deserve a break, and she probably needs to concentrate on her business more fully for a while. I am very much looking forward to starting this new series.
That’s hilarious! Well, this week I started plotting a murder at a drag queen pageant for Joanna to get involved with, so she won’t get a break for long.
GOOD! I was already missing Joanna. I also love reading about the vintage couture clothing and the outfits that she composes for herself and clients.
Right this very second, I’m working on a scene where she dresses the drag queen Vintage Chablis (vintage–get it? All the queens in her family are named after jug wine–Chianti Riserva, Sparkling Chardonnay, etc.) in a Halston.
I was all set to send this to a friend but found out she has no Kindle. And neither do I. We’ll be waiting for the paperback. Congratulations, in the meantime!
Thank you! (If it helps, the kindle app is free, and you can load it on your tablet and read that way, which would save you a little money over the paperback.) I’m expecting the paperback to be available by mid-December.
That is so terrific! I look forward to reading it… and now I want very much to learn more about Vintage Chablis as well!
I’m learning about Vintage Chablis, too!
I’ve so enjoyed your other mysteries and excited to hear about this new series. Yay! Keep on writing, Angela
Thank you! You’re so kind–and encouraging.