Death by Pantyhose (A Jaine Austen Mystery) by Laura Levine

By Laura Levine

I am loopy approximately Laura Levine's secret sequence. Her books are so outrageously humorous. --Joanne Fluke

Freelance author Jaine Austen hasn't ever been capable of face up to the siren name of an Eskimo Pie, similar to she cannot face up to renewing her romance with Andrew, an outdated weigh down. along with her checking account hitting new lows, she's additionally simply agreed to jot down jokes for Dorcas, a stand-up comedian who throws her pantyhose into the viewers as a punch line.

Not in basic terms is Dorcas's act a bomb, she is heckled via Vic, a stunning fellow comedian. evidently whilst Vic is murdered with Dorcas's pantyhose and that very same Dorcas is status over his useless physique, the police arrest. . .Dorcas. They determine it is an open-and-shut case, even if Jaine figures no killer may be that dumb.

But whilst Jaine units out to discover the genuine perpetrator, she is distracted by means of one courting catastrophe after one other with Andrew--and she won't see the darkish aspect of comedy till she faces the company finish of a gun and a chilly, lethal grin. . .

"Fun. . .Jaine's dogged sleuthing and screwball antics will entertain lovers of this fizzy series." --Publishers Weekly

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To prove it, I opened my blazer and showed him the uncomfortable set-in waistband. 'Whatever you do," he warned, "don't unbutton the waistband. " He smiled, satisfied. " "Oh, just a lunch date," I said, playing it nonchalant. " He sat up, interested. " I nodded. "It's about time! I was beginning to think you were a nun. "It's not that bad," I protested. " "Harty-har. " "A bank executive. " 29 "Adorable. " He beamed an encouraging smile. "You look terrific, Jaine. " With Lance's approval ringing in my ears, I headed down the path to Wheezy, where I unbuttoned the waistband on my jeans and set off for my date with Andrew.

A. ) I do hope you're going out, sweetheart, and not sitting home with Paxil, who's a precious kitty but not exactly the son-inlaw of my dreams. Good news here in Florida. Daddy's six-month suspension from the Tampa Vistas clubhouse wil be up next week. Remember how they kicked him out for starting a food fight at Sunday brunch? He claimed he never threw that Belgian waffle at Ed Peters, that it just slipped off his plate, but I don't see how a waffle can "slip" three feet in the air clear across a table.

Anyone who'd dated a woman like Sam couldn't possibly be interested in me. This wasn't a date, I realized. It was a business lunch. Andrew probably wanted to offer me a job writing brochures for the bank. My initial instincts had been right. If he were real y interested in me, he'd have asked me out to a candlelit dinner. " What did I tel you? He was asking me about work. It had to be a business lunch. 34 "Yes, I'm stil in the toilet. Haha. And how about you? You stil at the bank? What am I saying?

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