Dipped, Stripped, and Dead is possibly one of the funniest mysteries I've ever read. Candyce 'Dyce' Dare has the kind of sideways view of life that makes everyday inconvenience hilarious. Her struggles with her insufferable ex and his oh-so-perfect second wife, her young son and her best friend make a funny but very realistic backdrop to a murder mystery centered around a much-painted table that just might pay the next month's rent and the body that was in the dumpster where she found the table.
With a cast of unforgettable characters, Dyce does her best to sort the mess out, finding possible romance along the way, and dealing with it all, including her parents, in her inimitable fashion. The only problem I had with this book was that I kept having to look away so I wouldn't spray each time one of Dyce's dry comments made me laugh.