Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff


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About Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

It’s official: stumbling, bumbling James Lessor and Skip Moore are licensed private investigators. Now, that’s some scary stuff.

It could take time to get More or Less Investigations off the ground, so James takes a job with a traveling carnival show. But this show has a dubious reputation, having had a string of accidents and at least one death in the past year.

When they’re hired to investigate what’s caused the carnival chaos, James and Skip set into motion a dizzying, roller coaster chain of events. After a terrifying trip on the Dragon Tail ride, a not-so-fun dust-up in Freddy’s Fun House, and a host of threats, James and Skip realize they’ll get anything but cooperation from this cantankerous cast of carnies.

But when a carnival worker is murdered, James and Skip will have to act fast . . . because they might be next in line. For James and Skip, the only thing sweeter than the smell of corn dogs and fried dough will be the sweet smell of success but in this case, success means getting out alive.


“A terrific brew of romp, mystery, and death, with character insights laden throughout. What a carnival in all ways!” —Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author

“Leavened with plenty of laid-back dialogue. Concludes on a cool cliffhanger. Skip's girlfriend, Emily, and their PI pal, Jody Stacy, who supplies the pair with spy toys, add to the fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“A talented author. Some of the set pieces are wonderful. Also, there are thoughtful disquisitions on detecting methods that would impress Holmes.” —Booklist

“Inventive and hilarious. Readers will find themselves engulfed in the wonderful world of the Stuff Series. Bruns’ witty dialogue, realistically sculpted characters and laugh-out-loud plot make Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff a must-read novel for anyone in need of a great escape.” —The Nashville Books Examiner