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O'Kane, Leslie

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ISBN 10: 031214637X / ISBN 13: 9780312146375
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A 232 page Molly Masters mystery. Second in the series. SIGNED by the author on the title page with the following: "From one foot hound to another.(cartoon drawing of author's dog) Thanks! Leslie O'Kane" First edition, first printing. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 7899

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Cartoonist and mother of two Molly Masters finds herself in fear for her life - and posing as a midwife, golf pro, and high-school student - in the second novel in this engaging series.
Trouble begins for Molly when the husband of Stephanie Saunders, her very pregnant arch rival, informs her that he's submitted the one ribald cartoon Molly's ever created to a contest in a porn magazine, and that the cartoon won. Molly is furious with Preston Saunders, but her anger dissipates quickly when he is killed shortly thereafter, seemingly at the hands of a terrorist anti-porn group.
In a major juggling act, Molly attempts to solve the murder while tending to her long-suffering husband and school-age children, who provide some much-needed comic relief. In the process, she finds herself playing midwife to Stephanie, disguising herself as a student to go undercover in high school, and golfing as if her life depends on it - which it very well might.

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In a follow-up to Death and Faxes (1996), greeting-card cartoonist Molly Masters returns, with engineer husband Jim and two young children, to Carlton, her hometown, after a 17-year absence. Living nearby are little-liked Preston Saunders; his pregnant, shrewish wife Stephanie; and their daughter Tiffany, a high- schooler. One morning Saunders visits Molly to tell her that he entered a raunchy cartoon of hers in a porn magazine contest--and it's won the $1,000 prize. A bit later a messenger arrives, leaving a nasty package and a threat from STOP, a feminist anti-porn group. That same morning Molly gets a frantic call from Stephanie, who has found her husband shot to death on the kitchen floor. She wants Molly to help find the killer, although she appears to suspect Tiffany or Cherokee Taylor, her daughter's teenaged Romeo. Meanwhile, Molly, infuriating Sergeant Tommy Newton of the local police, to say nothing of long-suffering husband Jim, embarks on an investigative crusade. It takes her, in disguise, to Tiffany's school, then to the country club golf course where Saunders had a regular foursome with partners who heartily detested him. Turns out there's a dining-room waitress with good reason to feel the same. Molly succeeds in her mission, of course--finishing up with a meant-to-be hair-raising ride with the killer. An absurd story full of abrasive characters, of whom Molly may be the least attractive--a busybody with a smart mouth and an overwhelming need for the spotlight. Smirks, not smiles, are the order of the day here, and the incoherent plotting is no help. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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