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Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge by Laura Levine

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Candy Cane Murder, October 2007
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Death by Pantyhose, June 2007
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The PMS Murder, May 2007
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Shoes to Die for, May 2006
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Killer Blonde, May 2005
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Last Writes, June 2004
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This Pen for Hire, June 2003
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Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge
Laura Levine

Jaine Austen
Kensington
October 2018
On Sale: September 25, 2018
304 pages
ISBN: 1496708490
EAN: 9781496708496
Kindle: B078QRKN8G
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mystery

Freelance writer Jaine Austen is feeling festive about spending Christmas house-sitting at a posh Bel Air mansion, accompanied by her friend Lance and her cat, Prozac. But when a grumpy neighbor gets himself iced, she’ll have to find the culprit or she may spend the New Year in jail . . . Scotty Parker is a former child star who once played Tiny Tim, but now he’s grown up into the role of neighborhood Scrooge. He cuts the wires on his neighbors’ Christmas lights and tells local kids that Santa had a stroke. And his miserly, bah-humbug attitude lasts year-round—a fact known all too well by his current wife, his ex-wife, his maid, and many more.

Scotty thinks he can stage a comeback with the screenplay he’s working on (The Return of Tiny Tim: Vengeance Is Mine!), and Jaine’s been reluctantly helping him edit it. So when Scotty is bludgeoned with a frozen chocolate yule log and the police start making a list of suspects and checking it twice, Jaine’s name is unfortunately included. True, she’s been under some stress, with Lance trying to set her up on dates and her fickle feline taking a sudden liking to someone else—but she’s not guilty of murder. Now she just has to prove it, by using her gift for detection and figuring out who committed this holiday homicide.

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