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Lament for a Lounge Lizard (Fiona Silk Series #1)

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As if it weren't bad enough being a failed romance writer with no sex life, poor Fiona Silk has to cope with the spectacularly embarrassing demise of her old lover, the poet, Benedict Kelly. It's exactly the sort of thing people notice in St. Aubaine, Quebec, a picturesque bilingual tourist town of two thousand. Now the police start getting nasty, the media vans stay parked on her lawn and the neighbours' tongues keep wagging in both official languages. Worse, someone's bumping off the other suspects. Can Fiona ...

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Lament for a Lounge Lizard: A Fiona Silk Mystery

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Overview

As if it weren't bad enough being a failed romance writer with no sex life, poor Fiona Silk has to cope with the spectacularly embarrassing demise of her old lover, the poet, Benedict Kelly. It's exactly the sort of thing people notice in St. Aubaine, Quebec, a picturesque bilingual tourist town of two thousand. Now the police start getting nasty, the media vans stay parked on her lawn and the neighbours' tongues keep wagging in both official languages. Worse, someone's bumping off the other suspects. Can Fiona outwit a murderer in the mood for some serious mischief?

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Editorial Reviews

Ottawa Citizen
For those who enjoy mystery lite, clever plotting, and comic crime, Camilla MacPhee's your kind of sleuth.
Reviewingtheevidence.com
Maffini's story is entertaining, with the quirky characters making us laugh as the story goes along.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894917025
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: A Fiona Silk Mystery Series , #1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Jane Maffini is a lapsed librarian and a mystery addict. Author of six Camilla MacPhee mysteries, two Fiona Silk adventures, five Charlotte Adams books, and nearly two dozen short stories. She holds two Arthur Ellis Awards for best mystery short story, as well as the Derrick Murdoch lifetime achievement award. Speak Ill of the Dead was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel and Lament for a Lounge Lizard for best novel. She lives and plots in Ottawa.

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