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The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife

by (author) Melodie Campbell

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2018
Cozy, Women Sleuths, Humorous
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2018
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Del's great-aunt, Kitty, has retired from a life of crime and embarked on a new venture, the B-Team. Although Del works at an animal shelter by day, by night she, her great-aunt and their cohorts, Dino and Ritz, use their criminal skills to right wrongs. In this fun book, the modern-day Robin Hoods set out to return a necklace to its rightful owner but along the way discover they've been duped by an imposter who also wants to get her hands on the necklace. The problem is, criminals can't go to the police, even if they are on the side of the good. Del comes up with a new plan, and the B-Team saves the day. Not without a few detours along the way.

About the author


  • Short-listed, The Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award - Best Crime Novella

Excerpt: The B-Team: The Case of the Angry First Wife (by (author) Melodie Campbell)

"We're the B-Team. Maybe not your first choice, but, dammit, it could be your best choice. We deal in justice, not the law. Sometimes the law lets you down. We try to rectify that."

Editorial Reviews

"Campbell tells a full force mystery novel in a rapid read package…Her style is plot forward, fuelled by feel-real, snappy dialogue that reveals the sense of place right down to the street corner. The B-Team…[is] delivered with intensity and laughter."

Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews

"The latest entry in the publisher's 'Rapid Reads' series of high-low novels aimed at adults with a third-grade reading level, Campbell's humorous mystery is for readers who enjoy a cast of quirky characters with unusual talents. "

Library Journal

&quotThe Canadian literary heir to Donald Westlake.&quot

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

"The B-Team is well written, attention grabbing and fun. Once started, most readers will be hooked and have a hard time putting the book down. "

CM Magazine

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