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Anyone who follows this blog knows I’m a longtime fan of Ms. Batman. I loved the first Hattie Cooks Mystery, Temporarily Employed, and the second book, Temporarily Insane, does not disappoint.
I have to say, though, I would not want to share a temp assignment with Hattie. She’s had two so far, and people got killed at both. I’m beginning to think maybe she’s a jinx. First, she worked at a car insurance com...pany, and people got killed. Now they’re dropping like flies at the accounting firm where she works. Nope, I think maybe Hattie should become a writer. It’s a nice, solitary job.
Wow—two choking hazards in a row. You’d think I’d have lost weight. Fortunately, with my twin addictions to reading and eating, I’ve gotten good at Hiemliching my self. This is another book you have to buy! Just don’t eat or drink while you read it, unless you’re good at rescuing yourself when you laugh so hard you choke.-Rose & Thorn
This series is definitely worth reading the characters are fresh and enduring and they hold this book together perfectly. The writing, the plot, the characters all draw this book together and leave you wanting more. When this story ended I wanted more, wanted it to be longer, wanted Allen and Hattie together do many wants not enough book. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this series because whatever it is it will be great. United Indie Book Blog
“Temporarily Insane,” Vicki Batman’s follow up to “Temporarily Employed,” is an unpredictable combination of humor, romance, and mystery. Hattie Cooks is smart and sharp-witted. The author takes the reader right into Hattie’s head from the very first page and readers are with her every step of the way.
Hattie makes her living as a temporary employee or “temp” accepting short-term job assignments. Her latest is as an Administrative Assistant for a CPA firm. The title of this book must stem from Hattie’s job interview because that entire scene was the zaniest of job interviews from start to finish. Nevertheless, despite her misgivings, Hattie needs the job and accepts the position, taking readers on a wacky ride.
Detective Allan Wellborn is “hot.” He and Hattie had known each other from childhood. Hattie muses over circumstances from the previous novel that brought them together again, but not as close as Hattie would have liked. “Temporary Insane” finds Hattie and Allan still as “friends,” with Allan involved with another woman.
When two auditors at the CPA firm turn up dead, Allan and Hattie find themselves in the mix – both professionally and personally.
The humor is dry-witted, the mystery theme almost like something out of a Hallmark Channel movie, the identity of the killer freaked-out this reader, and the romance? Let’s just say Hattie is a true heroine.
From Jane Reads: I just read a really good book, y'all — Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman. Let me tell you a little about it.
Temporarily Insane is a fun, quick read that I had a hard time putting down. In Sommerville, Author Vicki Batman has created a setting that feels genuine, peopled with real and likable characters. I especially enjoyed the lead character Harriette (Hattie) Cooks, with her snarky wit and sass. The action is told by Hattie, in first person.
Here is a snippet about Hattie and her friend Trixie. Trixie is trying to convince Hattie to accept the perfect temporary position Trixie has found for her — in an accounting firm (not her favorite place to work).
I recommend Temporarily Insane to all fans of romantic comedy mysteries. I think it will particularly appeal to fans of Vicki Batman's other works.
I really enjoyed Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman, and award it Four Kitties!
Let me just start by saying, author Vicki Batman is a master at creating quirky characters. Ten minutes inside her heroine’s head is like a private trip to a padded room. Hattie is a delight. To cohabitate inside Hattie’s weirdly wired mind is strange at first but then, as you get to know her, you find yourself anticipating the next off-beat thought.
Mix all of her quirkiness with an assortment of equally unusual characters and a hot hunk of a hero and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a good book. Add in a murder mystery and the story elevates to great.
If you enjoy your mysteries with a side of humor, Temporarily Insane is the perfect book for you. I have to admit, in the beginning, I was wondering why our hero, Detective Alan Wellborn, would dump someone as obviously off-kilter brilliant as Hattie in the first place. But then I figured it out … he couldn’t keep up! - Nancy Fraser
Vicki Batman has done it again! Her quirky and endearing character Hattie Cooks has once again taken us on a wild ride full of romance, humor, and mystery.
When Hattie finally agrees to take a temporary job in an accounting firm to pay for her basic needs, like shopping and chocolate, she is once again in the middle of a dangerous situation with coworkers and a possible rekindling of romance with Alan Wellborn.
There is just the right amount of fun loving humor to offset the suspense and danger surrounding Hattie throughout her adventure.
As the reader I found myself routing for Hattie to overcome her bias about accountants, solve the mystery of suspicious deaths around her, and find out maybe Alan isn't the jerk he appears to be. Temporarily Insane is a thoroughly enjoyable story with believable characters. I recommend you get to know Hattie Cookes in her most recent adventure! Hopefully there will be a third Hattie Cookes fiasco coming out soon! reader, Laura Watson