Josie Marcus loves her job as a mystery shopper. Spending
someone else's money without a care in the world is the
perfect profession for this busy, single mom. In her latest
caper, she finds herself evaluating a high-end lingerie
chain fully stocked with lacy bras and skimpy panties.
Realizing she might need some reinforcements, Josie enlists
the aid of her reliable best friend Alyce in order to
properly size up the shop.
Upon arrival she discovers that her former high school gym
teacher, Mrs. Hayes, has now become a lingerie fashionista.
Being measured for a bra by a total stranger is one thing,
having to whip out the girls in front of her teacher, well
that's completely another. As if things weren't bad enough,
Josie's high school nemesis, Frankie, happens to stroll into
the store questioning Josie's need to even be fitted due to
her dearth of cleavage.
Just as it appears that the embarrassing assignment is
finally over, Josie and Alyce innocently stumble into the
restroom only to find Frankie's dead body front and center
on the john. With accusations flying, Josie is put smack dab
in the middle of this mystery with the task of helping to
prove her teacher's innocence. Who knew that Mrs. Hayes had
an axe to grind with her former student?
With her detective cap perched high on her head and a
properly fitted bra for support, Josie sets out on a
whirlwind pursuit to find the guilty party and set her
former teacher free. It doesn't hurt having her boyfriend
Ted, the smart and sexy local veterinarian, along for the
ride. As the clues begin to fall in place, Josie comes face
to face with the one person who may change all their lives
AN UPLIFTING MURDER is the hilarious new release by the
award-winning author Elaine Viets. Laugh out-loud funny
with quirky characters and an exciting plot filled with lots
of surprises, Viets designs a flashy murder with just the
right amount of sparkle and shine.
On Josie's latest assignment, her former teacher-now working
in a lingerie shop-is in need of some serious support when a
customer is found murdered. Unfortunately, the teacher's
alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie
will need to bust out her sleuthing skills to expose the