When her estranged novelist husband is murdered after receiving a million-dollar advance, Elizabeth Halprin is declared the prime suspect and enlists the help of her toddler play group friends to prove her innocence. By the author of Trading Up.
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A sassy, witty murder mystery, in the tradition of Susan Isaacs, about a mother who becomes the chief suspect in her newly famous husband's murder.From Publishers Weekly:
Goldstone (Bad Business) turns to mystery with this lightweight, amusing tale of how "mommy," former Wall Street commodities trader Elizabeth Halperin, escapes a murder rap. Found over his laptop wearing only earphones and socks, Elizabeth's estranged husband, writer Howard Hack, has been shot during a Halloween costume party in the Lenox, Mass., home of author Margaux Chase-the woman for whom he has left Elizabeth. Since Elizabeth, who is at the party, will inherit the $1 million advance on Howard's new novel (the divorce papers haven't been signed), the rural police regard her as their best suspect. Elizabeth, of course, roots for the guilt of Margaux or possibly another writer who has been wrapping herself around Howard lately. As circumstantial evidence mounts against Elizabeth, her newfound friends, the mothers of the children in her daughter's play group, contribute their various personal assets (local contacts, knowledge of law or computers) to Elizabeth's efforts to investigate Howard's secrets and find the murderer. Occasional flashes of wit and a cynical resolution keep the mommy squad's combined efforts from veering into the fatally cute.
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Book Description HarperCollins, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. First Printing. 229 page hardcover new in new Dustjacket now under mylar. Digital image available upon request. An Elizabeth Halperin mystery set in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Elizabeth Halperin (once on Wall Street) is now in the Berkshires and the estranged wife of Howard Hack, a novelist whose one-million-dollar advance he's just received for his new novel. Bookseller Inventory # 8982
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