- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
After her last brush with murder landed her in People magazine, Jane is eager to get back to a life of reading proposals, making deals, and throwing a birthday party for her son at a local inn. But before...
After her last brush with murder landed her in People magazine, Jane is eager to get back to a life of reading proposals, making deals, and throwing a birthday party for her son at a local inn. But before anyone can even say “make a wish,” the body of an unknown young woman is found hanging in the woods behind the inn.
Jane knows the only way she can shake the gruesome murder out of her mind is to keep busy. So when editor Holly Griffin gives her the chance to represent Goddess, the world’s hottest new pop star, Jane is grateful for the distraction…until Holly is found dead, stabbed with a letter opener.
Determined to solve both murders, Jane, along with the help of Winky, starts snooping around, uncovering a scandalous secret that someone will do anything to keep buried…
Posted December 9, 2008
People's Magazine heralds Jane Stuart as North Jersey's Miss Marple for solving the case of the missing nanny. Owner of the Kenneth Stuart Literary Agency, Jane has no aspirations to make a sleuthing career, but her reputation makes her a crime magnet. When a stranger is murdered, the shocked citizens of Shady Hills expect their local 'private investigator' Jane to uncover the truth. Jane has a personal interest in this crime since her son discovered the body and the victim was seen hanging around the inn owned by Jane's friend Louise. <P>The police question Louise's philandering husband Ernie, the innkeeper asks to Jane to help solve the murder. Reluctantly, Jane agrees to conduct some inquiries although she is becoming romantically involved with the lead investigator. Her professional job also turns complicated when she agrees to handle Goddess, a female Fabio, as a client. However, Goddess' editor is killed during a publishing bash given for another of Jane's clients. Jane realizes she now needs to solve these homicides fast or she will become a media event again. <P>Life parallels art in this amusing and entertaining amateur sleuth mystery. The author like her protagonist is a literary agent residing in a small Jersey village and knows first hand how to deal with authors and publishing houses. This experience is firmly focused in Jane's professional life that adds a bonus to fans. Winky the feline, owner of the Stuart family, provides humorous relief with his antics. HANGING HANNAH is a humorous who-done-it that captures the essence of modern day living in a small town amidst the BosWash megalopolis. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.