Fit to Be Dead (Aggie Mundeen Mysteries, #1)

Fit To Be Dead - Nancy G. West

I marched to the door, walking as straight as I could. It was hard to appear serious wearing a Garfield shirt and lime green warm-ups, barefoot, with wet hair drooping on one side, but I was.

After reading mysteries with a super serious main character, Aggie Mundeen is a breath of fresh air. This is the first book in the Aggie Mundeen Mysteries series and it follows Aggie who is a thirty-something woman who write a column Dear Aggie which gives out advice on how to stay fit. The only problem is that Aggie isn't giving advice based on personal experience but on research that she has done. So now Aggie has decided to work on herself and she joins a local fitness club, Fit and Firm. Aggie works out at Fit and Firm and ends up stumbling upon a mystery which leads to murder. Aggie then tries her best to solve it before her friend and police detective, Sam, can.


I really enjoyed following Aggie; she was funny, yet also clearly still had some vulnerability in regards to her past. The only thing that irked me a bit about her was her insane determination to find out who had committed the murder. She kept being attacked herself but she wouldn't stop. I also liked her friendship with Meredith and Sam. There was so much backstory in regards to Aggie and Sam that it kind of felt like I had started the series on book two instead of the first book in the series. I still understand what had happened but it was a lot to take in. I don't understand why Aggie is so frightened that Sam will be mad at her if she shares her secret with him. I think that Sam will be supportive and I think that he might even know about it already.


I did not see the twist at the end coming. When the murderer was revealed at the end I actually high-fived my kindle. That was definitely a great ending to the book and I look forward to reading more of this series. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the galley.