Cover-Up Story (Douglas Perkins and Gerry Tate Series #1)

Cover-Up Story (Douglas Perkins and Gerry Tate Series #1)

by Marian Babson

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Nashville's Bart and The Cousins, in England on a road trip, have a chart-topping song. Unfortunately Bart also has an indictment back in the USA over an underage groupie. Keeping that hot news out of the London papers is a job for Doug Perkins, of the PR firm of Perkins and Tate. Doug soon finds that you can take the boy out of the country...but he's still going to run after jailbait. And when Doug thinks that things can't get worse, secrets about love and money start emerging faster than sad notes from the band's toothless harmonica player. What's really going on among Bart and the Cousins is a shocker...and even a spin doctor can't cover-up its deadly consequences. Instead Doug may have to turn from PR to PI...and figure out who committed murder.

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ISBN-13: 9780312988227
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/14/2003
Series: Douglas Perkins and Gerry Tate Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Marian Babson was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but has spent most of her adult life in London. She is a full-time writer and has published over thirty mystery novels.

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"Babson weaves her separate threads into a tight plot...A swift and sure climax leads to a clever and satisfying resolution." -Publishers Weekly on To Catch a Cat

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Cover-Up Story (Douglas Perkins and Gerry Tate Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It may seem odd to speak of light-hearted murder mysteries, but Babson's works are so farcical, and sometimes so ruefully and humorously truthful, that I rely on them to pick me up in low moments.This is the first in Babson's series about Perkins & Tate (Public Relations) Ltd., the struggling young firm of partners Doug Perkins, the narrator, and ladies' man Gerry Tate, assisted by the youthful, but always game, teenage part-timer, Penelope. Fans of Babson will not be surprised to learn that their clients are desperate, eccentric or both. It may surprise them that it takes them until the second book to acquire a cat.In this first book, the firm represents a demanding American singing and comedy act. Things are not happy within the group, some of whom are lacking sophistication, however, and Perkins and Tate struggle with hilarious desperation to keep the group from public self-destruction from gaffes or self-sabotage.