Fortieth Birthday Body by Valerie Wolzien

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Down-to-earth housewife Susan Henshaw is turning forty -- and feeling ancient. Adding insult to injury is the return of gorgeous local hussy Dawn Elliott, rumored to have slept with half the married men of quiet Hancock, Connecticut. To lift her sagging spirits, Susan's loving husband throws her a surprise party. But one guest gets the surprise of her life -- or death. Dawn Elliott is found murdered. And Susan herself is the prime suspect . . .

About Valerie Wolzien

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Mystery writer Valerie Wolzien was born in Ohio and raised in New Jersey. Her books often involve mysteries in the midst of domestic situations, and she has created the characters Susan Henshaw, a suburban housewife and sleuth, and Josie Pigeon, a single mother who owns a construction contracting company.
Published July 1, 1989 by St Martins Pr. 266 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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