Compliments of a Friend

Compliments of a Friend

by Susan Isaacs

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Overview

Compromising Positions’s Judith Singer is back in a story that delivers plenty of Susan Isaacs’s renowned wit and sharp-eyed observations of the contemporary scene—along with a riveting mystery!
Chic Vanessa Giddings, founder and CEO of Panache, the largest employment agency on Long Island, falls into a coma in the designer shoe department of Bloomingdale’s . . . and dies. It’s not long before Judith Singer, former housewife, current widow, and local history professor, decides to investigate. She cannot believe the official ruling: that her wildly successful, confident, and iron-willed neighbor committed suicide with a drug overdose. Vanessa was buying shoes, and Judith knows accessorizing is a life-affirming act. So was it foul play?
Tracking the gossip about the late Vanessa and trusting her own acute instincts about human nature, Judith encounters more than a few surprises (including a big romantic one) as she investigates the death—and the life—of the misjudged mogul who turned out to have been more vulnerable than anyone guessed.
This ebook features an afterword by Susan Isaacs, as well as an illustrated biography of the author including rare images from her personal collection. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480454972
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Judith Singer , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 69
Sales rank: 144,797
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Susan Isaacs (b. 1943) is a New York Times bestselling author of mysteries and literary fiction. Born in Brooklyn, she worked in New York politics before writing her first mystery, Compromising Positions, in 1978. A runaway success, the story of a housewife-turned-detective was adapted into a film starring Susan Sarandon and Raul Julia. Chairman of the literary organization Poets & Writers and a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, Isaacs is a winner of the John Steinbeck Award, the Marymount Manhattan Writing Center Award, and the Writers for Writers Award. She lives and works on Long Island. 
Susan Isaacs (b. 1943) is a New York Times bestselling author of mysteries and literary fiction. Born in Brooklyn, she worked in New York politics before writing her first mystery, Compromising Positions, in 1978. A runaway success, the story of a housewife-turned-detective was adapted into a film starring Susan Sarandon and Raul Julia. Chairman of the literary organization Poets & Writers and a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, Isaacs is a winner of the John Steinbeck Award, the Marymount Manhattan Writing Center Award, and the Writers for Writers Award. She lives and works on Long Island.

Hometown:

Sands Point, New York

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1943

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Honorary Doctorate, Queens College

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Compliments of a Friend 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sure wish b&n would more clearly inform buyers when they are buying a short story instead of a novel!
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Did the beautiful, vain and wealthy divorcee commit suicide or was she murdered? The police seem to think a suicide note is sufficient to call this a clear case of suicide, but friend, neighbor and amateur sleuth, Judith Singer thinks otherwise. Compliments of a Friend by Susan Isaacs is a quick and witty read that showcases Judith and her delightfully sarcastic and down to earth suspicions that all is not as it seems. Susan Isaacs has created an entertaining world, light on drama, heavy on wit and quip! Short, fast-paced and not too deep, I have to say, I did enjoy this quick read and thought the ending was actually rather brilliant. Okay, brilliant if it is leading up to more about Judith and her adventures! I received an ARC edition from Open Road Integrated Media in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story - made me wish it was a full-length novel. I was VERY surprised to find it was a short story or novella...B&N did not make this clear or I didn't read the fine print.
Meemo_B More than 1 year ago
*Copy provided by Netgalley for an unbiased review.* How lovely to return to Judith Singer! I read Compromising Positions long ago, and have read several of Susan Isaacs' books since, always enjoying her writing style and her sense of humor. This short story was no exception. Warm, witty, a nice way of reminding the reader of what had happened in Compromising Positions. And now I can't wait to read the further adventures of Judith & friends in "Long Time No See".
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bring up cover and see story on front. Yes she sees her former lover but no more i am tempted to bring up the next but only if her lover returns as not very interesting other wise