Smart chick lit for chicks who weren't born yesterday.
Ruth Harris and Anne R. Allen: together again for the first time!
The Chanel Caper
JAMES BOND MEETS NORA EPHRON. OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND?
Blake Weston is a smart, savvy, no BS, 56-year-old Nora Ephron-like New Yorker. Her DH, Ralph Marino, is a très James Bond ex-cop & head of security for a huge media company. As the book opens, Ralph is about to hit the Big Six O and he's not happy about it. Not that Blake is exactly thrilled about the prospect, either. Especially now that she thinks Ralph might be cheating on her with a glam war reporter with a humongo pair of 36 Double Ds—AND Blake and Ralph are forced to work together to solve a murder. The Chanel Caper addresses two of the most important questions of our time: 1) Is sixty the new forty? 2) Is there sex after marriage?
The Gatsby Game
A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO AN UNSOLVED HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY
When Nicky Conway meets Fitzgerald-quoting Alistair at a Princeton mixer, she falls for his retro, Jazz-Age charm. But she discovers he’s a con man obsessed with his own “Daisy”—British actress Delia Kent. After Alistair manipulates Nicky into nannying for Delia’s daughter on the set of a Hollywood film, Delia finds Alistair dead in her motel room. Local police can’t decide if it’s accident, suicide—or murder, in which case, Nicky is the prime suspect.
5-stars! AT LAST, A MATURE NOVEL WITH ALL THE ENERGY OF TWENTY-SOMETHINGS
- Catherine Ryan Hyde
In The Gatsby Game, Anne R. Allen blends a perfect combination of witty, sharp narration, a plot that won't let the reader go, and nuanced characters that evoke our caring. A genre novel that artfully transcends its genre.
- Connie C. McIntyre
Very interesting characters with intertwining lives. I enjoyed the mystery and the fast moving story lines. An up-to-date dialogue added to the enjoyment.
Ruth Harris is a million-copy New York Times bestseller and Romantic Times winner for “best contemporary.” Her critically-acclaimed fiction has been published in hard cover by Random House, Simon & Schuster and St. Martin's Press and in 19 countries around the world. Ruth’s Park Avenue Series (DECADES, HUSBANDS AND LOVERS, LOVE AND MONEY, MODERN WOMEN and THE LAST ROMANTICS) are all available in Nook editions. Ruth, a long-time Big Six editor and publisher, is also a well-known publishing industry blogger with her partner, Anne R. Allen. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Ruth lives in New York City with her husband, Michael.
Anne R. Allen is a well-known publishing industry blogger and the author of the hilarious Camilla Randall Mysteries as well as the comic novels FOOD OF LOVE and THE LADY OF THE LAKEWOOD DINER. She's a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and now lives on the Central Coast of California near San Luis Obispo, the town Oprah called "the happiest town in America."