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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496708526
  • ISBN: 1496708520
  • Physical Description: 235 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"Daisy Kincaid is in her sixties and heiress to a fortune. Now she wants to make a name for herself as a romance author ... with a little help from Jaine, that is. As Jaine labors away on love scenes, she gets to know the wealthy woman's gentleman friend, her household staff, and her social circle - every one of whom is horrified when Daisy falls under the spell of a much younger stud named Tommy, a rude, crude lothario who's made himself a fixture in Daisy's Bel Air mansion. After Tommy and Daisy shock everyone by announcing their engagement, it doesn't take long for someone to stab him in the neck - with the solid gold Swiss Army knife that Daisy gave him as a gift. The challenging part is trying to narrow down the list of suspects. Jaine's going to have to put a bookmark in that love story and focus all her creative talent into untangling a tale of money and murder . . ."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    Jaine Austen, a free-lance writer in Los Angeles, is on the cusp of turning her life around, or so it seems. She's seeing her reformed ex-husband again, even if she isn't so sure about his vegan diet. She's found a lucrative job coauthoring a romance novel with Daisy Kincaid, a wealthy heiress, and she has an office at Kincaid's mansion, which comes with catered lunches. Fair price for doing all the work and having to write lurid romance scenes. All is going well until Tommy shows up declaring himself to be Daisy's nephew and immediately takes over management of her household. And he proposes marriage to Daisy! Then he is found dead, stabbed with his own platinum Swiss Army knife, a gift from Daisy. Jaine's coworker Kate is the prime suspect, but Jaine doesn't buy it and investigates the alibis of all other suspects, including everyone else in the household, as well as Daisy's close friends. Austen is a beleaguered, hip-heroine wannabe in the style of Stephanie Plum, and her adventures will appeal to the same audience. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LAURA LEVINE is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Three’s Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Her work has been published in The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles, and is currently working on the next Jaine Austen mystery. Readers can reach her at, or her website:

Subject: Austen, Jaine (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women detectives > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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