This Pen For Hire by Laura Levine
A Jaine Austen Mystery (Jaine Austen Mysteries)

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

Smarmy personals ads. Daring declarations of love. Freelance writer Jaine Austen has penned them all. But no one needs her help more than geeky, gawky Howard Murdoch. His request is simple enough: a letter proclaiming his undying love for Stacy Lawrence, a gorgeous aerobics instructor. The fact that he's never actually met the woman gives Jaine pause--yet she soon overcomes her misgivings, and the unlikely Romeo lands a date! But his triumph is short-lived. On Valentine's Day, Howard finds Stacy bludgeoned to death with a Thigh Master--and is quickly named the prime suspect.

Jaine is shocked. Sure, Howard's awkward and eccentric. But a murderer? That's hard to believe. Especially after a little sleuthing reveals a plethora of people who harbored less-than-loving feelings towards the svelte Stacy. Now Jaine had better wrangle her clues quickly, before a crafty killer catches on--and puts a whole new spin on her ghost writing career. . .

"Sheer fun!" --Carolyn Hart


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 November 4, 2014 by Kensington Books. 239 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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So Jaine is willing to flash bogus credentials at Stacy’s neighbors, hoping cranky psychiatric nurse Elaine Zimmer or horny building superintendent Daryush Kolchev will have some clue to the owner of the black BMW parked outside Stacy’s apartment the night her muscles finally went slack.

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In investigating Stacy's background she finds that there are many who have reason to dislike Stacy :Elaine Zimmer who had been cheated out of moving into Stacy's choice corner apartment;

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