Missing Mabel by Nancy Mehl

Missing Mabel (Hometown Mysteries)

Book Description:  Watch the tangled mess a Kansas hairdresser gets herself into when she reports to the funeral home that the body she is to work on is not the same as in her reference photo. Is she being punished when the director accuses her of stealing a diamond ring? Will Hilde Higgins’s former boyfriend help her unravel the issue or only bring more trouble to her life?

My Review:  I love a good mystery preferably one that isn't predictable.  Nancy Mehl brings us a quirky, humorous mystery in Missing Mabel.  Hilde, the main heroine, is not only quirky but loves SPAM (the Hormel packaged meat)!  I find this amusing because my husband loves SPAM and shares Hilde's fascination with making SPAM fit into our menu. Hilde also stumbles into a mystery....which takes her on a crazy journey.  Along the journey she again connects with a guy, Adam, from her growing up years.  AH!  The sweet romance BUT Hilde isn't quite sure how Adam fits into God's plan for her life.  
Adam becomes a great help to Hilde and together they go "looking" for the missing body.  Then there's Gabe, an older man, who Hilde befriends.  Gabe has a mystery of his own going on.  Oh! The suspense!
This quirky, funny read takes place mainly in funeral homes....a new look at a place we all may deem as creepy.  After reading this book I no longer "see" funeral homes as creepy places.  Maybe places where mysteries happen but not creepy .
Loved this 5 star mystery!


  1. I hate SPAM but it doesn't deter me from a good read, and this one sounds fun! Great review!

  2. Thanks for the great review, Tammy. I appreciate it.

    Nancy Mehl