Dead by Any Other Name by Sebastian Stuart
(A Janet's Planet Mystery)

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Hunting the Hudson River valley for cast-off treasures is usually low-stress for Janet Petrocelli, a former shrink who now owns a used-stuff shop. But her insatiable curiosity kicks in when she gets a call from Natasha Wolfson, a high-strung singer and songwriter. The girl is desperate to unload her funky jewelry for a little fast cash so she can move to Los Angeles—and escape some serious trouble. Hours after meeting with Janet, the tormented rising star allegedly leaps to her death. Suspecting foul play, Janet noses into Natasha’s life and gets drawn into an eccentric enclave ruled by the rich and infamous. From a hotbed of corruption at the New York State capital to an exotic pleasure house hidden deep in the Catskills, Janet’s obsession with the case leads her closer to the shocking truth.

 

About Sebastian Stuart

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Sebastian Stuart (Cambridge, MA) has been a full-time writer for more than twenty years. He is the author of plays, screenplays, political satire, and critically acclaimed novels, and was the credited ghostwriter of the novel Charm! (Hyperion), which spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by MIDNIGHT INK. 253 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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It’s true that Natasha’s parents, pop psychology gurus Howard and Sally Wolfson, her Czech boyfriend Pavel and Pavel’s wealthy landladies, mannish Lavinia Bump and her sister Octavia, to whom Pavel instantly transfers his affections, all seem sufficiently unbalanced to have pushed Natasha off a c...

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At the start of Stuart’s diverting second Janet’s Planet mystery set in the Hudson Valley (after 2010’s To the Manor Dead), Janet Petrocelli receives a call from Natasha Wolfson, a local singer trying to raise cash to go to L.A., about selling some of her jewelry to Janet’s second-hand shop.

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