Center Court:

Charlotte McGhie, (food critic, single mom and tennis addict), didn't mind that tennis was a dangerous sport where being abused verbally and emotionally was all in a day's match. But, after one of her opponents drops dead after eating Charlie's chicken tortilla soup, she's accused of the poisoning and afraid the only other thing she'll ever serve again is time.

While desperately trying to clear herself of homicide, Charlie must juggle life at the hectic Bucks Bugle; stave off her ex's attempts at getting custody of their two kids; investigate a counterfeit drug ring; battle a sarcastic clown; and negotiate a toothless, over-sexed, old high school boyfriend...all without missing a match. And, just when things couldn't get any worse, Charlie's children are threatened, and she finds herself in a race for time to take down her evilest adversary.

Court Side Reviews:
Gigi Arnold has written her first novel and it's a winner...a lighthearted and fun read that is hard to put down. It's also quite funny, reminding me of Janet Evanovich's adventures of Stephanie Plum.
~The Times of Trenton
The writing sparkles with this author's talent for telling an engaging tale. The book is well structured in a way that should appeal to readers with its tale of mystery and detection. Ms. Arnold writes a compelling narrative of her protagonist's quest for the solution of a murder..... A most enjoyable whodunnit.
~Writer's Digest

Review Stars   This is a one page turning murder mystery that had me guessing until the very end. ~Brad, Amazon Review
Review Stars   This is a murder mystery that grabs you right from the beginning. The main character is funny and I felt like she could live next door. Looking for a page turner, then this book is for you! ~Carrie, Amazon Review
Review Stars   I only like to read books that I can't put down and this was one of them. The writing is extremely intelligent and the characters are quite interesting and funny at the same time. ~Tennisinnj, Amazon Review
The Book
In tennis, if you hit at ball and it's 99% out, it's still your point because it's 1% in. That's where our protagonist, Charlie lives, in that 1% - the razor thin line between it's gonna-be-okay crazy and they're coming to get you, white-coat crazy.

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The Movie
Love the book? You'll love the movie!

Strung Out followers have raved about the book and are excited to hear that a movie - based on the book - has an award-winning director/co-producer attached!
The Store
Gigi has designed products after Charlie's quirky personality. Enjoy for yourself or send as a gift to friends and family.
  • t-shirts
  • tanks
The Updates