Jaine Austen #6
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Featuring: Jaine Austen
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Mystery Woman Sleuth | Romance Suspense
Freelance writer Jaine Austen is back! This time around
sheâ€™s writing jokes for a female comic in order to make a
buck. But when the comicâ€™s male rival is found dead,
strangled by a pair of pantyhose, and Jaineâ€™s client is
arrested, itâ€™s once again up to her to figure out whodunitâ€¦
Jaine Austen has never been able to resist the siren call
of an Eskimo Pie, just like she canâ€™t resist renewing her
romance with Andrew, an old crush. With her bank account
hitting new lows, sheâ€™s also just agreed to write jokes for
Dorcas, a stand-up comic who throws her pantyhose into the
audience as a punch line.
Not only is Dorcasâ€™s act a bomb, she is heckled by Vic, a
gorgeous fellow comic who is equally good on stage and in
the sack. Unfortunately Vic loves performing in both
venues. He gets in bed with a sexy waitress, a pretty new
lover, and a sweet girlfriend while professing his undying
love for each. Worse, he is two-timing his aging agent.
Pretty soon Vic has an enemyâ€™s list a mile long, and when
he needles Dorcas one time too many, she assaults him at a
clubâ€™s open-mike night.
Naturally when Vic is murdered with Dorcasâ€™s pantyhose and
that same Dorcas is standing over his dead body, the police
arrest...Dorcas. They figure itâ€™s an open-and-shut case
although Jaine figures no killer can be that dumbâ€”even
Dorcas. But when Jaine sets out to find the real culprit,
she is distracted by one dating disaster after another with
Andrewâ€”and she may not see the dark side of comedy until
she faces the business end of a gun and a cold, deadly
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