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Adult Fiction
Pages: 144
Themes: female sleuth, humorous crime fiction, romance, vigilante justice, the mob, jewelry heist
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 06/Feb/2018
Fry Reading Level: 3.1
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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.

Library Journal
"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. "
Don Graves, Canadian Mystery 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."
CM 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. "
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"The Canadian literary heir to Donald Westlake."

Awards

Arthur Ellis Award—Best Crime Novella  | 2019 | Short-listed