Stated first edition. A near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Soiling to the edges of the book's upper page block. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. The 8 1/2" x 11" letter is folded and has creasing and soiling along its right edge. The fourth Bonnie Indermill mystery.
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Bonnie Indermill, seen last in Good Night, Sweet Prince , is a permanent temp, a collector of titles that begin with the word "assistant." When asked to fill in briefly for a friend as assistant fitness counselor at a Bahamian resort, Bonnie sees an opportunity to escape the gloomy New York winter. Unfortunately, on Flamingo Island she finds not paradise but a shabby hotel nearing bankruptcy, its unpaid staff in a labor slowdown; an island-wide crime wave; and a promiscuous, self-absorbed roommate from Australia named Leslie who won't stop talking. The second night, on an errand originally assigned to Leslie, Bonnie is attacked on the beach. When Leslie dies on a scuba dive the next evening, Bonnie suspects foul play. While the plot, involving an ornithological research station, shadowy Texas moneymen and a hint of island voodoo, is somewhat mechanical and obvious, Berry evocatively paints the tawdry scene at a down-at-the-heels resort, and Bonnie is an engaging detective. This is a pleasant diversion for a cold winter's night when the reader, like Bonnie, might dream of warmer climes.
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Another amiable adventure for Bonnie Indermill--temporary worker, permanent busybody (Good Night, Sweet Prince, etc.)--this time subbing for a vacationing friend at the Flamingo Cove Hotel in the Bahamas, as director of aerobics and other group activities. Her roommate is brash, blond hostess Leslie, who has dated a string of island men and boasts to Bonnie about her latest, unnamed, conquest. Meanwhile, Colin and Eleanor Ledbetter, owners of the not-very-prosperous resort, are wooing a group of Texas investors. A murderous attack on Bonnie in a beach shack is played down, but there's no covering up the discovery of Leslie's body, entangled and drowned, after a group scuba-lesson. Bonnie's sure it wasn't an accident. She does some heavy sleuthing in the seedier reaches of Nassau but winds up, closer to home, in a violent confrontation with the unsurprising killer. Offbeat motivation, exotic ambiance, and some quirky characters: a pleasant diversion. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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