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Infernal Affairs [NOOK Book]

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Poor Barbara Chessner. A real estate agent in South Florida’s Banyon Beach, she not only can’t sell any properties but she’s downing Bloody Marys in the middle of the day, wondering how she grew that muffin top and feeling like hell. And then another blow: her husband informs her that he’s madly in love with the local TV weatherperson, divorcing her and kicking her out of the...
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Infernal Affairs

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Overview

Poor Barbara Chessner. A real estate agent in South Florida’s Banyon Beach, she not only can’t sell any properties but she’s downing Bloody Marys in the middle of the day, wondering how she grew that muffin top and feeling like hell. And then another blow: her husband informs her that he’s madly in love with the local TV weatherperson, divorcing her and kicking her out of the house.

In a drunken stupor, Barbara staggers outside during a thunderstorm one night and begs heaven to help her – unaware that someone diabolical might be listening.

The next morning, she wakes up not with a hangover but with a new look: golden blonde hair instead of her kinky gray, no double chin, a waistline… and definite cleavage! And when she goes to the office, she suddenly sells the ugliest house in town to the handsomest guy she’s ever seen. Clearly, her luck has changed but how? And why is everything she wishes for coming true?

Barbara doesn’t know what the devil is going on, but she’s about to find out – and all hell is going to break loose… literally.



“Sly, smart-mouthed fun.” – People

“Devilishly zany…down and dirty, and a whole lot of fun.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Fiendishly funny.” – Booklist
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Editorial Reviews

People Magazine (April 1, 1996) - Pam Lambert
Funny things start happening to Barbara Chessner after her husband dumps her. Overnight the Florida real-estate agent goes from frump to fox, the hottest saleswoman in her office. And a devilishly handsome client seems smitten. Naturally, Barbara wonders what the hell is going on.
As it turns out, the H-word may be right on target. For Barbara comes to believe that Satan himself has moved into Banyan Beach and that it's up to her to drive him out.
Kirkus Reviews - Kirkus Reviews (January 1, 1996)
A fourth novel from Heller (whose name may or may not have inspired her novel's witty hook) puts a devilishly zany spin on the hard-to-enliven subject of midlife crisis. Things couldn't get much worse for real-estate agent Barbara Chessner of 666 (yes, that's 666) Seacrest Way, Banyan Beach, Florida. A bottle of wine has become her nightly norm; she can't sell a house to save her life; and, at 38, she's already gray- haired and dumpy... Campy, over the top, down-and-dirty, and a whole lot of fun
Booklist (April 15, 1996) - Melanie Duncan
Barbara Chessner is overweight and prematurely gray, and her real-estate career has hit the skids. When her husband announces that he wants a divorce, Chessner hits the bottle to drown her sorrows and then stumbles outside into a thunderstorm to cry to the heavens, "I'll do anything you ask. Anything." Barbara awakens the next morning with a centerfold's body and blond hair, and suddenly, she's selling houses like hotcakes. So what if her breath reeks of brussels sprouts?
Library Journal - Elizabeth Mellett
Florida real estate agent Barbara Chessner is prematurely gray, overweight, and drinking too much. She hasn't sold a house in ages when her husband announces that he is leaving her for a 24-year-old weathergirl. After a tipsy Barbara beseeches the heavens for help, she is thrilled to wake up the next morning, blonde and successful. Joy turns to horror, however, when Barbara discovers that the Devil is responsible for her transformation, and he expects quite a lot in return.
Publishers Weekly
Move over, Faust: Heller adds a witty, feminist slant to a strictly 20th-century story of the tug-of-war between good and evil.... A bunch of wacky characters, including a persistently on-the-scene dog, share this frothy scenario, which lacks subtlety in plot and prose but succeeds on the strength of Heller's fast-paced dialogue and humor.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014635653
  • Publisher: TMG Electronic Self Publishing Services
  • Publication date: 6/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 415,307
  • File size: 600 KB

Meet the Author

After nearly a decade of promoting bestselling authors for New York publishing houses, Jane Heller became a bestselling author herself. Her 13 novels, nine of which have been sold to Hollywood for movies and television, are now entertaining readers around the world. She has also written a nonfiction book about her passion for baseball and the Yankees, as well as a forthcoming survival guide for those caring for a loved one with a chronic or critical illness. Born and raised in Scarsdale, New York, Heller currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, Michael Forester.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Bizzare and Funny

    My second Jane Heller book. This is so bizzare and funny. Great surprises and laughs. Just pure fun and non-stop reading. I love Jane Heller's style. She's the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    Great Beginning, okay middle and great ending!!!!

    At first the beginning was a very fast read. I was enjoying the book tremendously, then, it slowed down and finished with a great ending! I recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2000

    A fun read!!

    This the first book I have read by Jane Heller, and I don't believe it will be my last! There were times when I was reading this book that I was actually laughing out loud, and I was hating to finish it because it was so good. I am not surprised to see that it is going to be made into a film, and one can only hope that the movie does the book justice! Definitely a book that I will share with all my friends!

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