Bubbles a Broad by Sarah Strohmeyer

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Bubbles Yablonsky, everyone’s favorite flaky hairdresser/ reporter/amateur sleuth, goes all the way in this latest wacky mystery starring the woman Jennifer Crusie calls "Pennsylvania’s answer to Erin Brockovich... You’re going to love her!"

After a cat fight at a stuffy historical society meeting nearly kills her career, Bubbles is given just one week to prove her worth to her editors at the News-Times and earn a real job there by cracking her biggest story ever— finding out who really murdered Carol Weaver’s steel-executive husband with cyanide-tipped fingernails. More than Carol’s own jail sentence for the homicide is riding on Bubbles’s investigation. Also at stake—uncovering possible corruption in the steel industry at the highest level.

Nothing will deter Bubbles this time! Not trying to drive with a cell phone in one hand and a mascara wand in the other. Not the shenanigans of mother LuLu, the pressure of getting daughter Jane into a good college (maybe Princeton, maybe Two Guys Community), or the roadblocks posed by Jane’s ever-clueless boyfriend G. Not even hunky, gonzo photojournalist Steve Stiletto, who takes Bubbles to bed in a scene so steamy it finally puts pay to her Mel Gibson crush. Gutsy, intuitive, and delivering her best one-liners along with beauty recipes, Bubbles is "behind the wheel, and a wild ride awaits" (Publishers Weekly). It’s all in a day’s work for a broad like Bubbles.

 

About Sarah Strohmeyer

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Sarah Strohmeyer has worked as a journalist for numerous publications, including "The Boston Globe, The Cleveland Plain Dealer," and Salon.com. She lives with her husband and two children.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by New York: Dutton, 2004.. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Fiction

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Of course, keeping her mother Lulu out of trouble and helping daughter Jane fill out her application to Princeton take up most of Bubbles’s spare time, so it isn’t until the judge fines her $1,000 per minute until her notes resurface that she decides she’d better find out who killed Schmidt.

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Would-be reporter Bubbles Yablonsky (Bubbles Ablaze, 2003, etc.) sticks her nose for news into a hornets’ nest and lands in trouble up to her cellulite-free wazoowey.

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Agatha winner Strohmeyer provides lots of madcap fun in her third book (after 2002's Bubbles in Trouble) to feature budding reporter/detective/hairdresser Bubbles Yablonsky.

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Armed with her certificate from Two Guys Community College, abetted by a quirky array of social castoffs and fueled by Doritos, Velveeta and Diet Pepsi, Bubbles overcomes every obstacle on her way to shaking the foundations of the corporate world and, in the process, leaving more than a few wrink...

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Broad humor, in more than one sense, permeates Strohmeyer's fourth amusing adventure (after 2003's Bubbles Ablaze ) of Bubbles Yablonsky, Lehigh, Pa.'s unique combination of hairdresser, single mother, aspiring journalist and bumbling sleuth.

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Carol Weaver escapes from prison, where she was serving time for killing her husband, and runs straight to her former manicurist, Bubbles Yablonsky, for help.

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Carol Weaver escapes from prison, where she was serving time for killing her husband, and runs straight to her former manicurist, Bubbles Yablonsky, for help.

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For those of you unlucky enough not yet to have had the pleasure of a Bubbles Yablonsky adventure, here's your chance to meet Bubbles at the top of her game.

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Bubbles Yablonsky is not having an easy time of it because she told her one time lover photojournalist Steve Stiletto that she will not marry him.

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Bubbles Yablonsky, Lehigh, Pennsylvania beautician-turned- reporter, finally has her chance to secure a regular staff position at the local News-Times newspaper.

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And when Bubbles finally has sex with .

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