Margaret Dumas holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature, which led her unsuspectingly into a career as a technical writer and computer software executive. Her first novel, Speak Now, was short-listed for the 2003 CWA Debut Dagger award. Dumas lives in the Bay Area, where she splits her time between working on her next novel and searching for the perfect cocktail.
How to Succeed in Murder: A Charley Fairfax Mysteryby Margaret Dumas
But when Jack is hired to investigate a suspicious death at a San Francisco software company,
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Charley Fairfax—heiress, theatrical producer, newlywed—has every intention of living happily ever after with her tall, dark, and sarcastic husband Jack. The only mysteries she faces are which play to choose for next season and how to decorate her dining room.
But when Jack is hired to investigate a suspicious death at a San Francisco software company, it quickly be-comes clear that high-tech has some low-life elements. The only way Charley knows how to help Jack involves doing something no-body thought she would ever do.
Charley needs to get a job.
It might be a problem that Charley and her band of irregulars from the repertory theater learned every-thing they know about the workplace from a production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, but that doesn’t stop them from going undercover to find a killer. And even though she’s only had one day’s training in corporate double-speak, Charley isn’t worried. Faking it has always been her strong suit.
Charley and Jack are starting to get the hang of this marriage thing. If only people would stop talking about babies, introducing them to decorators, and trying to kill them, they might even get to take a honeymoon.
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