Hailey McGraw, Lexie Muller's best friend, is back in town . . . and Lexie is ready to party! These girlfriends have got a lot to celebrate--shy Hailey is newly single, and wild Lexie's about to hit the big 3-0--and they've got nothing on their minds but fun, frosty drinks, and the hot men hanging out at one of Miami's hottest clubs. But their night to remember turns memorable in a way they never expected when a hunk from the bar winds up stone-cold dead in the parking lot . . . and definitely not from natural causes.
The dead guy's the (late) boyfriend of a friend. And when it becomes apparent that the cops are getting nowhere fast, Lexie and Hailey decide to do some sleuthing of their own. After all, they're both smart, imaginative, and fearless--and nobody runs faster in high heels. But diving deep into Miami's underbelly to confront drug lords, ex-cons, and gun-toting divas may be too much to handle for a couple of South Florida girls who just want to have fun . . .
This breezy collaboration between Perrin (Sisters of Theta Phi Kappa) and Mott (Man from Montana), the first in a new series, introduces Lexie Muller and Hailey McGraw, 30-year-old high school best friends who reunite in Miami. After celebrating at a strip club, the two stumble on the body of a male stripper, whose female impersonator lover turns out to be related to Gina Coletti, owner of a used-book store about to go out of business. On impulse, Lexie and Hailey decide to buy the bookstore, but before they can throw the grand opening of Nothing but Lies (they sell only fiction), they find Gina's bloody body in the store room. Not trusting the local authorities to solve either murder, the pair launch their own investigation, closely followed by a funny undercover cop with a crush on Hailey. Lexie, African-American city girl, and Hailey, Anglo country girl, alternate narratives nearly seamlessly in a cute chick lit debut that might better have been titled How to Catch a Killer and Open a Bookstore in 10 Days. (Aug.)
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July 31, 2007
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