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Synopsis: "Gillian Roberts is a mystery reader's dream come true." Lia Matera
By the Anthony Award-winning author of "I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia," another Amanda Pepper mystery. Well-known Broadway playwright and TV producer Lyle Zacharias is throwing himself a lavish birthday party in his hometown of Philadelphia. Guests include his current wife, ex-wives, friends, former partners -- not to mention Amanda Pepper and her own irrepressible mother, Bea. Yet when Lyle drops dead in the middle of a speech, it appears the likely perpetrator is none other than Bea, whose gift was fifty delicious, but apparently poisoned, tarts!
It's up to Amanda to clear her mother's name and find the real murderer . . . before he or she strikes again! But Amanda herself may be the next target! Who says teaching isn't exciting? With any more excitement, Amanda will have to retire before she hits thirty-one . . . if she lives that long!
From the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher:
Even before I became her editor, starting with her third mystery novel, I was enamored of Gillian Roberts and the Philadelphia-set series she writes about schoolteacher Amanda Pepper. (The author herself was once a schoolteacher in Philadelphia, so she knows whereof she writes.) Gillian's debut, CAUGHT DEAD IN PHILADELPHIA, justly won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. And subsequent installments confirmed the promise of that first book. What's special about all the Amanda Pepper novels is Amanda's voice (i.e., Gillian's first-person narration): wry, commonsensical, and with commentary that alternates between compassionate and laugh-aloud funny. Maybe the best way to describe the appeal of Gillian Roberts is to quote another top-echelon crime novelist, Nancy Pickard, who says, "Here's the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers, laughing even when -- especially when -- it hurts, and giving more wit per page than most writers give per book." All I'll add is: don't miss Gillian Roberts!
--Joe Blades, Associate Publisher
Title: With Friends Like These.: An Amanda Pepper ...
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1993. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3198376
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Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0345377834I4N00
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Book Description Ballantine Books, nd, c1993, 1993. BCE, boards, fine w/dj, 211 pp, 8vo, 'An Amanda Pepper Mystery'. Seller Inventory # 200246
Book Description Ballantine Books. Condition: As New. Signed Copy First edition copy. . Very Good dust jacket. Signed by author on title page. Seller Inventory # X05D-00503
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # BK0086913