Freelance writer Jaine Austen is moving on up! A cushy new advertising gig promises champagne wishes and caviar dreams, but Jaine soon discovers she?s not the only one in town who?s making a killing?
Jaine Austen #9
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Featuring: Jaine Austen
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Without a job or a date in sight, Jaine is equally out
of luck in finance and romance. So when her friend Lance
offers to treat her to brunch at the Four Seasons, Jaine
leaps at the chance like a fashionista at a pair of
half-price Louboutins. They’ve barely made it through the
menu when Lance spots his friend Bunny. Dressed like a
million bucks—and probably worth twice that—Bunny is the new
trophy wife of mattress maven Marvin Cooper.
When Bunny generously offers Jaine a gig writing Marv’s
new advertising campaign, Jaine accepts the job, and an
invitation to her upcoming soirée. But at the party Bunny
cruelly rules the Cooper mansion with a fist full of
martinis, abusing terrified staff and her browbeaten husband
alike. It seems like this society girl could use a good kick
in the assets. Indeed, before the evening is over, someone
poisons the D-cup diva. Dead must be the new black.
The police arrest Lance, but Jaine knows his murderous
urges end at her closet door. She sets out to clear his name
and discovers a list of suspects longer than Bunny’s credit
card bill. Did Mattress Marv get tired of his little bunny
hopping into another man’s bed, or did a jealous boy-toy fix
her a fatal cocktail? Marv’s ex-wife Ellen has plenty of
motives for murder, as does Bunny’s harassed maid Lupe. Or
was it Bunny’s seething stepdaughter who sent her to that
Great Shopping Mall in the Sky?
Jaine is running out of time. Jobless, Lance is losing
his mind and taking it out on Jaine’s apartment, wardrobe,
and indignant cat Prozac. And before Jaine can say 9021Oh-no
someone else is murdered. Between a house guest that won’t
leave, a suitor-turned-stalker, and killer on the loose,
Jaine’s jackpot may turn out to be fool’s gold.
2 comments posted.
Re: Death of a Trophy Wife
I can not WAIT to read this book!! I have loved the whole series so far!!
(Ashley Applebee 12:42pm April 30, 2010)
My daughter and I are huge fans! Keep 'em coming!
(Carolyn Di Leo 8:32pm October 28, 2010)
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