THE BODY IN THE BEACH HOUSE IS DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.
Summer's coming, and Island Contracting's all-woman construction crew is working overtime, glitzing up the old house on the north end of the island. Then the firm's owner, redheaded Josie Pigeon, discovers a murdered body under a drop cloth-- a body that vanishes as mysteriously as it appears.
With a complicated job to finish and clients who'd bring out the killer in anyone, Josie doesn't need a murderer on her job site. But she can't erase the horrid suspicion that one of her excellent crew may be moonlighting as a killer. Melissa? Chris? Evelyn? Sexy Betty? It seems impossible.
The one bright spot in Josie's life is the new owner of the local liquor store, who's not only attractive but amazingly helpful at amateur detecting. . . .
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Although I now live in New York City, there's a lot I can identify with in Valerie Wolzien's mysteries. Valerie's portraits of small towns and suburban communities remind me of my youth -- and I suspect they strike a similar chord with all those readers who live (or used to) far from urban centers. Also, Valerie's novels are like comfort food in a way -- because they are, in part, celebrations of holidays and happy social occasions (weddings, birthday parties, family vacation trips) . . . plus the mandatory addition of homicidal doings. Valerie is now writing two series with two different amateur sleuths -- suburban housewife Susan Henshaw (MURDER AT THE PTA LUNCHEON is her first appearance) and businesswoman Josie Pigeon (who started solving murders in SHORE TO DIE). I heartily recommend anything Valerie Wolzien writes.
--Joe Blades, Associate Publisher
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Book Description Fawcett, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0449149587
Book Description Fawcett, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0449149587
Book Description Fawcett, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110449149587
Book Description Fawcett. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0449149587 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0167377