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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library M HOL (Text) 33500013193362 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library M HOL (Text) 33500013193370 New Checked out 03/14/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496713919
  • ISBN: 1496713915
  • Physical Description: 280 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"If Poppy didn't believe she was in too deep as the only female juror in a high-profile assault case involving an infamously hot-tempered crooner, she's sure of it upon meeting blast-from-her-past Rod Harper. A former TV co-star from her short-lived acting days, Rod is as dashing as ever, and now he wants to partner again - this time to locate his missing daughter. Returning a pampered songstress with a penchant for running away back home unscathed shouldn't be too challenging. But dodging Rod's charms while on the job is another story - and so is finding a dead body! When Poppy discovers a fellow juror face down in a swimming pool, she's unwittingly thrust into a murder investigation with sinister parallels to the troubled chanteuse's disappearance. As Poppy struggles to survive a steamy love triangle while deciphering the connection between two seemingly unrelated cases, the Desert Flowers Agency must outsmart a ruthless killer who will do anything to keep hideous secrets hidden away . . . including ensuring Poppy becomes the next forgotten ex-actress to bite the dust..."--Publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
    Jury member Poppy Harmon is disgusted when popular crooner Tony Molina beats an assault charge due to a hung jury. Meanwhile, retired actress Poppy's Palm Springs detective agency is hired by former costar Rod Harper to find his missing daughter, Lara. Along with her partners, Iris and Poppy, like Poppy, sixtysomething sleuths, working with their young male colleague Matt Cameron, the face of the agency, investigate Lara's disappearance while it becomes apparent Rod would like to be more than Poppy's friend. When one of the jury members is murdered, Poppy also feels the need to find his killer. The cases can't possibly be connected. Or can they? Complicating matters, Matt may leave the agency, Poppy's daughter is listless after her release from prison, and Poppy is torn between the two men who are romantically interested in her. All is resolved in this humorous, satisfying cozy, which follows Poppy Harmon Investigates (2018) and again draws its appeal from the premise of women of a certain age working in a nontraditional profession. Share with those who enjoy M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LEE HOLLIS is the pen name for Rick Copp, a veteran Hollywood screenwriter who has written for numerous television series, including The Golden Girls, Wings, Scooby-Doo, Teen Titans, and Barbershop. He is the co&;writer of The Brady Bunch Movie and has written a number of novels under his own name. He also produces, writes, and stars in the hit web series Where the Bears Are. With his sister Holly Simason, he co&;authors the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mysteries book series using the Lee Hollis name. He lives in Palm Springs, California.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Women private investigators > Fiction.
Jurors > Fiction.
Women jurors > Fiction.
Jury duty > California > Palm Springs > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth.
Actors.
Jurors.
Jury duty.
Missing persons.
Murder > Investigation.
Women jurors.
Women private investigators.
California > Palm Springs.
Homicide > Fiction.
Women private investigators > Fiction.
Jury > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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