Author: Laura Levine
Series: Jaine Austen, Writer-for-Hire (Bk 3)
“A gal with a serious Ben & jerry’s habit and credits including a tome entitled “I Was Henry Kissinger’s Sex Slave” can’t afford to be too picky about employment opportunities. So when Beverly Hills socialite Sue Ellen Kingsley offers Jaine megabucks to ghostwrite a book of hostess tips, it’s time to sharpen the #2s. So what if Jaine has to take dictation from a rail-thin lady of leisure in a bubble bath? Pride doesn’t feed the cat and the dubious side benefit of this particular job is an up-close, personal view of the amorous exploits of Hollywood’s ladies-who-lunch. The only bright spot is sixteen-year-old Heidi, a girl after Jaine’s own heart. Shy, overweight, and oppressed by her step-mother, Sue Ellen, Heidi could use a friend as much as Jaine could use an ally. But everything short circuits when Jaine finds Sue Ellen floating face down in her tub, fried by her own blow dryer. Peroxided suspects abound, including a very private masseuse, a jealous nurse, a former game show hostess…even a closet blonde with a surprising secret. One of them is hiding a murderous heart behind pricey highlights, and laine’s out to expose the killer’s dark roots. Because blondes have enough fun without getting away with murder…”
Another fun installment to the Jaine Austen cozy mystery series! Ms. Levine has a knack for weaving humor into a murder mystery. There were definitely some LOL moments throughout this book!! Just when you think everything is all tied up, a shocking twist makes for a very surprising ending! I think it’s great how the author can make almost every character appear to have motive to murder SueEllen Kingsley. I still didn’t guess right! This is such a fun series and I am looking forward to the rest!