Jane Kelly #2
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Featuring: Jane Kelley
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Some days are just weird city. Take today. Jane Kelly,
thirtysomething ex-bartender and current process server, is
dutifully putting in slave- labor hours working for Dwayne
Durbin, local â€śinformation specialistâ€ť (i.e., private
investigator), and on the road to becoming a P.I. herself.
Next thing she knows sheâ€™s socializing with eccentric rich
people who have a penchant for going crazy and/or dying in
spectacularly mysterious ways. A little back storyâ€¦
Janeâ€™s usual motto in life is never trust anyone too
handsome. But sheâ€™s willing to make an exception when
Jasper â€śJazzâ€ť Purcell, son of Lake Chinookâ€™s wealthiest and
most famously eccentric family, comes to ask for her help.
Sexy, loaded, and charming, the guyâ€™s a real catch. It
seems the Purcell matriarch, Orchid, is in her eighties and
losing her marbles. And since she controls the family
fortune, that could be a bad thing. What Jazz needs is
somebody from the outside to convince his grandmother to
give up control. Somebody neutral. Somebodyâ€¦with a dog.
Orchid likes dogs. And thatâ€™s how Jane and her pug, The
Binkster, end up at Estate Creep-O-Rama, babysitting a
dotty old lady, surrounded by a clan so hostile they
make â€śSurvivorâ€ť look like a hug-fest.
From what Jane can tell, the Purcell family all want
Orchidâ€™s money; they all hate each other (but not as much
as they hate Jane); and theyâ€™re all hiding some pretty big
secrets. And when Orchid turns up in a pool of blood on
Janeâ€™s watch, the free-for-all has just begun. Diving into
the Purcell family history leads Jane on some hair-raising
twists and turns through mental illness, greed, deception,
betrayal, and liesâ€”including, but not limited to several
mysterious deaths, two car accidents, a depressed guy who
paints knives, one creepy playhouse, a family member packed
off to an asylum, illegitimate birth, and a flamboyant
prodigal daughter with great legs and her sights set on
Dwayne, who seems only too happy to play along. And when
Jane finds the second body, it seems weird city is about to
get even weirderâ€¦and a lot more deadlyâ€¦
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