But I Wouldn't Want to Die There (Jenny Cain Series #8)

But I Wouldn't Want to Die There (Jenny Cain Series #8)

by Nancy Pickard
     
 

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Jenny Cain is back to take a bite out of the Big Apple. When Jenny’s friend Carol is killed while jogging in New York, the police write it off as another Manhattan mugging. But Jenny soon discovers that the story of Carol’s life and death is full of dark and unexpected twists.

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Jenny Cain is back to take a bite out of the Big Apple. When Jenny’s friend Carol is killed while jogging in New York, the police write it off as another Manhattan mugging. But Jenny soon discovers that the story of Carol’s life and death is full of dark and unexpected twists.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
is the Anthony and Agatha Awards-winner's splendid eighth Jenny Cain mystery. (July)
Kirkus Reviews
Jenny Cain, the author's energetic, emotionally vulnerable heroine (Generous Death, etc.), ex-director of a charitable foundation in Port Frederick, Massachusetts, has lost her New York friend Carol Margolis, killed by a street mugger. Carol worked for the Hart Foundation, and now her boss wants Jenny to take over Carol's projects—an idea not happily received by Jenny's policeman husband Geof. Arriving in New York, Jenny stays in Carol's apartment, in a building full of aging eccentrics, run by Jed Goodman, 19-year-old son of the loony landlady. She meets Carol's separated husband Steve, an unprosperous musician whose Brooklyn in-laws are certain he arranged Carol's demise. Steve wants Jenny to plead his innocence to them, but that's only the start of her problems. Carol had left behind a series of unresolved Foundation tangles—heavy donor Malcolm Lloyd, threatening to sue for return of his money; a theater group waiting penniless for their inexplicably overdue grant check; and an illiteracy program run by overwrought Frenchman Andrei Bolen in the dankest of slums. Jenny takes it all on—alternating between fear of the city and its weirdos and exhilaration at its vibrant pace and inexhaustible wonders—until Carol's murderer is unmasked and other matters are resolved, including her own future career. Robust, funny, touching, and engrossing all the way: Pickard peaks here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451604702
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Series:
Jenny Cain Series , #8
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
243,917
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Pickard is the creator of the acclaimed Jenny Cain mystery series. She has won the Anthony Award, two Macavity Awards, and two Agatha Awards for her novels. She is a three-time Edgar Award nominee, most recently for her first Marie Lightfoot mystery, The Whole Truth, which was a national bestseller. With Lynn Lott, Pickard co-authored Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path. She has been a national board member of the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas. Visit her website at www.nancypickardmysteries.com.

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