just add trouble
Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht and she’s not afraid to use it.
A globe-trotting engineer with adventure in her soul, Hetta is determined to solidify her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins. What better place for a romantic interlude than aboard a yacht in Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful and solitary Sea of Cortez?
But where Hetta goes, trouble follows, and chaos is sure to ensue. After a run-in with a couple of sea serpents that threaten to rock the boat, she nevertheless decides to take on a project in the port city of Guaymas. After all, Jenks is headed back to Kuwait, so why not cash in on the best of both worlds by making some dough while living aboard her boat in Mexico?
Once again Hetta’s indomitable spirit, stubborn independence and penchant for deceit will keep the reader in stitches as she launches herself and her best friend, Jan, into a sea of trouble. A pesky parrot, a drunken aunt and a shadowy figure who is handsome in a “criminal sort of way” lead to murder, mayhem, kidnapping, and run-ins with several federal agencies on both sides of the border.
Read A Review:

Grab your life preserver and settle back in your deck chair as Jinx Schwartz serves up another deftly and well-blended concoction in Just Add Salt ...worth its salt and promises to leave you anxiously awaiting Hetta at her next port of call, Just Add Trouble.

Alisabeth Dobesh, Gringo Gazette

You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can t take Texas out of the girl. Set sail for adventure with Hetta Coffey, a bold and bodacious new heroine who doesn t know the meaning of defeat or self restraint.

Shirley Wenzel, Rice University librarian