Death of a Trophy Wife (Jaine Austen Series #9)

Death of a Trophy Wife (Jaine Austen Series #9)

by Laura Levine

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Overview

Without a job or a date in sight, freelance writer Jaine Austen is equally out of luck in finance and romance. So when her friend Lance offers to treat her to brunch at the Four Seasons, Jaine leaps at the invite. They've barely made it through the menu when Lance spots his friend Bunny, who is the new trophy wife of mattress maven Marvin Cooper.

When Bunny generously offers Jaine a gig writing Marv's new advertising campaign, Jaine accepts the job, and an invitation to her upcoming soirée. But at the party Bunny cruelly rules the Cooper mansion and before the evening is over, someone poisons Bunny.

The police arrest Lance, but Jaine knows his murderous urges end at her closet door. Setting out to clear his name, she soon discovers a list of suspects longer than Bunny's credit card bill. . .

"Zany. . .series fans will find Jaine as funny as ever." --Publishers Weekly

"If you love a good mystery, this book is for you." --New York Journal of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758238450
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Series: Jaine Austen Series , #9
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

LAURA LEVINE is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart ShowLaverne & ShirleyThe Love BoatThe JeffersonsThree’s Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Her work has been published in The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles, and is currently working on the next Jaine Austen mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.LauraLevineMysteries.com.

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Death of a Trophy Wife (Jaine Austen Series #9) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
heathertreez More than 1 year ago
Laura Levine's mystery series is fantastic in its self. This story was funny and interesting. As far as the "who done it", I was definately not expecting the suspect. It's overall a great book. Definately a buy!
JanluvsDoug More than 1 year ago
This has got to be one of the best books I've read in a really long time. It was very funny. I have not read the rest of the Jaine Austen series but I am planning on it.
bamckay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've read all the books in this series and I have to say this book annoyed the heck out of me. Most of it was because of when the main character talked about eating and she talks about it a LOT. But the part that really got to me was when she would say I'll only have a bite and eat the whole thing. If it was just once or twice in the book, I wouldn't mind but it was all the time. It was like the author was trying to be humorous and in reality it was a lame attempt.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Freelance writer Jaine Austen is trying to land The Mattress King as a new client when his much younger wife is murdered at a party she is giving. Considering she wasn't well liked, Jaine is surprised when her neighbor is accused of the crime. Can Jaine clear him? The mystery was a little too familiar here, but the jokes and crazy situations kept me turning pages in this fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, entertaining mystery with quirky cast of characters who also appear in other books in this series. Witty emails from her parents. A fun read not to be taken seriously. Little bit of earthy dialogue - she is, after all a single girl in L.A. No sex, no gore, no bad language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, exciting and had some surprises. I enjoy all of Laura Levine's books and can't wait for the next one. Lots of fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read on a rainy day seriously... it wwas fun and entertaaining! Ive read many of her books but this one was my favorite!!!
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slk53 More than 1 year ago
Laura Levine is a gifted writer and I want to read everyone one of her books. She's been compared to Janet Evanovich, but I think she surpasses Janet in the readability of her stories. I'm glad I discovered Laura Levine's books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is rather predictable, but that is part of it's charm. Take it to the beach or poolside because it can be easily put down and picked back up between swims.
i-READ-BEFORE-COMMENTING More than 1 year ago
I've read some of the other books in this series for light fast summer reading and for a little entertainment, they were okay and got thru them fast, but this one was not very good. There was no real case and no mystery here only what her next meal was going to be. Very disappointed with book, and the emails from her parents are getting really old and annoying already, also the whole thing with the cat and feeding her fish guts enough already it's getting boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh through out the book, all you read about is the main character stuffing her face. She just sounds like a fat pig. And thats throughout the whole book, what she's eating, what she wants to eat, how much she thinks about eating ugh! no no!!! i almost gave up on the book but i finish it just so it didnt seem like a waste of time, but even so just reading it made me feel like I gained 10 pounds. The crime she is trying to solve takes a back seat while she constantly goes through the day talking about food. I love her cat tho.
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Paul Adcock More than 1 year ago
Not a terrible read, but there's not much meat in this story.