Jaine Austen #6
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Featuring: Jaine Austen
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Romance Contemporary | Romance Suspense | Humor
Freelance writer Jaine Austen is back! This time around
she’s writing jokes for a female comic in order to make a
buck. But when the comic’s male rival is found dead,
strangled by a pair of pantyhose, and Jaine’s client is
arrested, it’s once again up to her to figure out whodunit…
Jaine Austen has never been able to resist the siren call
of an Eskimo Pie, just like she can’t resist renewing her
romance with Andrew, an old crush. With her bank account
hitting new lows, she’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 Dorcas’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 enemy’s list a mile long, and when
he needles Dorcas one time too many, she assaults him at a
club’s open-mike night.
Naturally when Vic is murdered with Dorcas’s pantyhose and
that same Dorcas is standing over his dead body, the police
arrest...Dorcas. They figure it’s an open-and-shut case
although Jaine figures no killer can be that dumb—even
Dorcas. But when Jaine sets out to find the real culprit,
she is distracted by one dating disaster after another with
Andrew—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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