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What's a Girl Gotta Do?

Hayter, Sparkle (Signed)

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ISBN 10: 1569470006 / ISBN 13: 9781569470008
Published by Soho Pr Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Author's debut novel - a fast paced funny Mystery. Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for best first Mystery - Canada's top award. Half bound in black cloth and blue paper. 270pp. Faint light rubbing to DJ - o/w As New. Presents as unread. Mylar protected DJ. Signed by Author on Title Page. Bookseller Invt. # N00180228I. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000228

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Title: What's a Girl Gotta Do?

Publisher: Soho Pr Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

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Robin Hudson's life is getting complicated. Her estranged husband's girlfriend is not only younger, prettier, and more successful - she's pregnant. Robin's job - on the trash crew for the prestigious All News Network - is rocky, too. She can't seem to keep from making on-the-air faux pas. Now her loathsome boss wants her to investigate a sperm bank. Her elderly next door neighbor vilifies her and assaults her, under the delusion that she is a call girl. A blackmailer tries to shake her down. And her disdainful cat, Louise Bryant, refuses to eat unless Robin stir fries her food. Just a normal day for a single, urban professional female.
Then this spunky and appealing but "slightly rumpled, third string reporter in Rita Hayworth's body" finds herself accused of murder. She thinks her apartment may have been burglarized because it seems tidier than when she left it. Robin wants to trust charming supervising producer Eric Slansky but is afraid that the super-handsome, super-amorous Super Prod may be the murderer.
This is a fast-paced, funny mystery featuring a sleuth who is a television newswoman.

From Publishers Weekly:

Hayter, a journalist and stand-up comic, mines what she knows in this well-plotted mystery featuring an off-the-wall amateur sleuth. Robin Hudson, a "third-string correspondent" for TV's All News Network, saves news clippings on murder victims and grows poison ivy in the New York apartment she had shared with her husband, Burke Avery, until Amy Penny, an ANN magazine show co-host, swiped him. Robin observes Burke and Amy billing and cooing at the network's New Year's Eve party at a Manhattan hotel just before a stranger slips her a page from a PI report on herself and suggests she go to room 13D. No one answers at 13D and Robin suspects a prank until news breaks that a PI was bludgeoned to death in that room and that Robin was the last one seen in the area. She begins investigating on her own, while folks around ANN turn edgy: some shared an acquaintance with the PI that was more intimate than congenial. Someone breaks into Robin's apartment, leaving her to relish the one bright spot in her life--the sudden interest of good-looking producer Eric Slansky. Flat-out funny, audacious and a little weird, this debut stakes out territory all its own. For readers who respond to this brand of humor, Hayter's next book can't be published soon enough. 12,000 first printing.
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