Death of A Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine
(Jaine Austen Mystery)

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"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne Fluke

When Jaine Austen's beloved cat Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighborhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds herself knee-deep in toil and trouble. The cantankerous Hollywood has-been once played Cryptessa Muldoon, television's fourth most famous monster mom. Now she spends her days making enemies with everyone on the block. So when the ornery D-lister is murdered with her own Do Not Trespass sign on Halloween night, the neighborhood fills with relief--and possible culprits.

With a killer on the loose, Jaine hardly has time to fall under the spell of her yummy new neighbor, Peter. As the prime suspect, she summons her sleuthing skills to clear her name and soon discovers that everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. . .

"Levine's latest finds her at her witty and wacky best." --Kirkus Reviews

"Cozy fans will enjoy seeing how Jaine wiggles out of this one." --Publishers Weekly

 

About Laura Levine

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Levine is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Three's Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Kensington Books. 273 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Not wanting to live on celery fizz or keep paying shifty chambermaid Delphine 30 bucks a pop for pastrami sandwiches forever, Jaine puts her sleuthing skills to work to find a killer before her appetite kills her.

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If good fences made good neighbors, ad writer Jaine Austen (Pampered to Death, 2011, etc.) would need the Berlin Wall to cope with the nutty crew that surrounds her South Beverly Hills rental.

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Levine's delightful 10th Jaine Austen mystery (after 2010's Death of a Trophy Wife) takes the freelance copywriter and her petulant cat, Prozac, to the Haven, "a swellegant spa for the rich and pampered" up the coast from L.A., which turns out to offer a strict 900 calories a day diet.

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Already facing a suit in small claims court for the death of Cryptessa’s beloved parakeet, Van Helsing, Jaine falls even deeper into trouble—and under police suspicion—when the one-time star turns up on Halloween night stabbed to death with her own Do Not Trespass sign.

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Jaine Austen runs afoul of the neighborhood witch while chasing her cat, who ran after a pumpkin.

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