A Match of Wits, by Jen Turano, opens in Colorado in 1883. New York newspaper reporter, Agatha Watson, has been sent there as her life has been threatened. Unexpectedly, she encounters her friend Zayne whose life seems to have changed drastically for the worse. Agatha is convinced he needs her help and he wants no part of this. Not that it matters, because after a series of adventures and mishaps they both return to New York accompanied by Agatha’s chaperone, her bodyguard and a pig.
With each passing day, the identity of her would be killer remains unknown. Agatha, not known for her passive ways, refuses to live in hiding and launches her own search which often leads to hilarious results. At the same time, her relationship with Zayne becomes complicated.
There is a group of lively and endearing characters. Their dialogue is priceless and beautifully crafted. The author has made it fun to follow their escapades as they try to find who wants Agatha dead. A Match of Wits is a mystery and a love story filled with humor and wit. I recommend reading it.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House and I give this review of my own free will.