Francis's ( Button, Button ) third installment of a planned four-part series finds writer Jenny Spaulding and lawyer Peter Darien stranded at a writers' retreat in the California mountains, cut off from civilization when a violent storm washes out the bridge. Soon a publicist is found murdered with a press release in his mouth, a romance writer is electrocuted and her editor is bludgeoned to death and pushed over a cliff. Francis uses every cliche in the book: The romance writer dresses in pink and bows no, she dresses in pink and she dresses in bows/pk and is accompanied everywhere by her Shih Tzu dog; the hero is a "good sport," and the heroine only orders a drink "because liqueurs were served in such pretty glasses." On the other hand, at least Francis uses cliches well. The detection is pedestrian but plausible and the romantic leads, though two-dimensional, are bland enough to be inoffensive. And the author has a sense of self as well as a sense of humor about her craft. As she has the soon-to-be murdered romance writer declaim to Jenny " . . . I'm smart enough to know I've got a formula for success, and I cry all the way to the bank."
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Book Description Harlequin Books, NY, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Harlequin Intrigue. Spaulding & Darien Mystery. Ring around the rosy.we all fall down. It's a childhood game made all too real. While Peter Darien and Jenny Spaulding are stranded by torrential rains at an isolated retreat, a chilling discovery turns their romantic interl ude into an exercise in fear. One by one their fellow guests are being done in-each victim succumbing to a lethal dose of his "just deserts." As storms lash the remote inn, there's nowhere to run. No place to hide. And no way of knowing who'll be ne xt. Time is running out for amateur sleuths Peter and Jenny, who can't afford to lose their most difficult case yet. Ready or not, everyone must play this deadly game. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002130
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