Itís getting to the point where reigning Ms America Happy
Pennington canít go anywhere. She travels to Oahu to
compete in the Ms America pageant and her fiercest rival
topples dead out of the isolation booth during the televised
finale. She makes a jaunt to Vegas to serve as bridesmaid
to pageant-wear purveyor Sally Anne Gibbons and the best man
takes a slug at the altar. Now sheís in Miami to help judge
the Teen Princess of the Everglades pageant and before the
competition even begins, one of her fellow judges is
discovered draped over the prow of a pirate-ship prop,
strangled by her own string bikini.
Whatís a beauty queen to do? Step into
her stilettos and make for South Beach, where murder
suspects are as thick on the ground as Latin lovers.
The killer might be Hector Lopez Nieto,
who stands to pump up
his inheritance big time if his half sister is out of the
picture. Certainly heís hiding a secret not even his
mistress could guess.
Consuela Machado takes the occasional
break from pole dancing to try to seduce Miamiís most
eligible men, one of whom is her daughterís father, hunky
reality-show host Mario Suave. Maybe thatís what irks
Happy; or maybe itís that Consuela lit into the deceased
right before the murder.
Alfonso Dobbs does the weather on TV
and lots of salsa on the side. But dancing is only one of
his hobbies, not all of which are legal. Did he add
homicide to his resumť?
Jasmine Dobbs is a Basketball Wife who
co-owns a boutique with the deceased. Problem is the
partners have a troubled past, complete with catfights gone
viral. Maybe Jasmine became a sole proprietor the naughty
Or maybe Alice Dilling did the
dastardly deed. Alice is a star chef with a bad attitude
and a nasty secret, one she thinks the deceased might have
broadcast. Did Alice decide it was time to serve up murder?
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