For process server-turned-private investigator, Jane Kelly, weddings are murder. Usually that's a metaphor, but for newly minted P.I. Jane Kelly, it's fast becoming an all-too-accurate nightmare. Roland Hatchmere, plastic surgery magnate, has been found murdered just before his daughter's society wedding. The weapon is a wedding gift: a heavy, silver serving tray. The prime suspect is Roland's ex-wife #2: Violet ""Ultraviolet"" Purcell.
Everywhere Jane and her lovable, misfit pug, Binky, look, there's a suspect odder than the last, including two grown, very troubled kids, an ex-wife strung out on Botox and a current wife who's a cross between Donna Reed and a sex kitten--all of them eager to blame Roland's death on Violet.
The deeper Jane digs, the less she wants to know. Every truth leads her deeper into danger, and soon, Jane wonders if her first official case might also be her last. . .and if the client she's been asked to clear just might be the coldest black widow of all. . .
""Jane's cool, reader-friendly attitude makes this funny new series a winner."" --Publishers Weekly
""Bush has another hit on her hands."" --Romantic Times
Jane Kelly, Oregon's spunkiest PI-in-training, and her pug pal, Binky, sniff for clues in their rollicking third case (after 2006's Electric Blue). The newest Dwayne Durbin Investigations client, Violet Purcell, is ultra gorgeous, ultra rich and ultra desperate: her prints are all over the silver tray that whacked her favorite ex-husband, Roland Hatchmere, on the morning of his daughter's wedding. Other suspects include Roland's estranged wife, Melinda, a manic Junior Leaguer; his first wife, Renee, a plastic surgery addict; and several members of the sleazy Columbia Millionaires' Club. Dwayne must depend on Jane to do the legwork while he's stuck at home, recovering from injuries and passing the time by spying on neighbors from his window. Soon he starts wondering what those Lake Chinook teens are really doing during their nocturnal parties at a house under construction, and sends Jane undercover to find out, adding another layer of mystery to the tangled plot. Jane's cool, reader-friendly attitude makes this funny new series a winner. (Oct.)
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1 . Cute book...Want more of Jane!
Posted October 24, 2012 by Love2Read , OceansideI'm a huge Stephanie Plum fan and stumbled across this series. I really like this set better than some of Nancy's other books. I wish she would write more. They are fun, simple reads that are hard to put down.
Kensington Publishing Corporation
August 31, 2008
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