Baby, Would I Lie? by Donald E. Westlake
A Romance of the Ozarks

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Intrepid reporter Sara Joslyn, having escaped the clutches of the supermarket tabloid Weekly Galaxy, is finally going to be allowed to practice "clean journalism." Unfortunately, intrepid editor Jack Ingersoll has other plans, assigning her to a gory sex-murder trial in Branson, Missouri, home to more country stars than there are in the heavens. While delving into the muck, rake in hand, Sara runs into her old comrades from the Galaxy - Binx Radwell, Boy Cartwright, and the Down Under Trio among them. At the eye of this journalistic cyclone is country musician Ray Jones; is he guilty of the grisly murder, and what else is he up to, if anything? The lyrics to eleven Ray Jones hits are sprinkled throughout the novel and are an important accompaniment to the proceedings, if only Sara and Jack can keep their fingers out of their ears long enough to hear it...
 

About Donald E. Westlake

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Donald E. Westlake, the winner of three Edgar Awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, died on New Year's Eve, 2008. He was 75.
 
Published December 1, 1994 by Thorndike Press. 396 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sara Joslyn, the self-described girl reporter of Trust Me On This (1988), has left her job at landfill tabloid Weekly Galaxy for Trend, the Manhattan weekly ``For the Way We Live This Instant.'' Now she's in country-music capital Branston, Mo.--where hair is ``concrete-permed'' and if it ain't fr...

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In Trust Me on This , his comedy mystery published in 1988, Westlake and the reader both had a great deal of fun with the scurrilous goings-on at a supermarket tabloid whose models are on view every day at--well, supermarkets.

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