Rose Leary writes murder mysteries, but she never wants to see another real corpse. She tends bar to buy time to write in 1980s New York City, until her gruesome discovery of a murdered colleague derails those careful plans. As threats escalate, Rose fears for her next novel, her safety, and even her trust in Detective Frank Butler.
Work lurches into chaos as inexperienced new bosses mismanage the restaurant, making accusations and blame seem like daily specials. Questions about guilt and innocence contaminate more than the crime scene, while jealousy and suspicion swirl in the oppressive August air. Infidelity lurks around all the couples she knows, and temptation hovers everywhere.
Nothing feels safe. Whose story should she believe?
When cruel doubt poisons Butler’s accusations, Rose wonders whom he’s trying to protect. Danger edges closer. She won’t survive unless she can outwit the murderer and find the weapon she needs to save everything that matters most.
Written with wit, intelligence, and a distinctive style, One Too Many serves another round of Maureen Anne Jennings’ signature mix of humor, murder, and suspense. And cocktails.
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About the Author
Maureen Anne Jennings has worn the hats of a journalist, copywriter, editor, publishing consultant, media relations manager, book festival director, and Fillmore East staffer. She owns more than 100 hats, not all of them work related.
After the obligatory waitressing during college, she squandered a few years behind the bar at various dives in lower Manhattan. She also owned and operated a pub in northern California.
Be careful what you write about.