Murder Among Neighbors

Murder Among Neighbors

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by jonnie jacobs
     
 

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Abandoned by her husband who is traveling in Europe to "find himself," Kate Austen is left to make a life for herself and her five-year-old daughter. What's more, Kate is something of a misfit in her well to-do neighborhood. But when her socialite neighbor, Pepper Livingston, is murdered, and the handsome detective Michael Stone turns to Kate for information about the…  See more details below

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Abandoned by her husband who is traveling in Europe to "find himself," Kate Austen is left to make a life for herself and her five-year-old daughter. What's more, Kate is something of a misfit in her well to-do neighborhood. But when her socialite neighbor, Pepper Livingston, is murdered, and the handsome detective Michael Stone turns to Kate for information about the victim, Kate's life takes an unexpected turn.

This is the first book in the Kate Austen series. It was originally published in hardcover in 1995.

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From Kirkus Reviews
A West Coast Compromising Positions, with omelets and Chardonnay.
Gillian Roberts
"A terrific debut filled with twists, surprises and engaging characters." Gillian Roberts
Joan Hess
"Neatly plotted and well-written. . . Kate Austen is a welcome addition to the cozy world of carpools, babysitters and ever-so-tacky murder."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014574815
Publisher:
jonnie jacobs
Publication date:
07/07/2012
Series:
A Kate Austen Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
189,496
File size:
200 KB

Meet the Author

Biography
Jonnie Jacobs is the author of thirteen novels, most recently, Paradise Falls.

She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from UC's Boalt Hall School of Law. In addition, she holds graduate degrees in English, from the University of Michigan, and in counseling, from California State University. She is an active member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and has served on the Edgar awards committee. She is a frequent lecturer on both the craft of writing and the world of mystery fiction.

A former practicing attorney, she lives near San Francisco with her husband and now writes full time.

KATE AUSTEN SERIES (in order)
Murder Among Neighbors
Murder Among Friends
Murder Among Us
Murder Among Strangers

KALI O'BRIEN SERIES (in order)
Shadow of Doubt
Evidence of Guilt
Motion to Dismiss
Witness for the Defense
Cold Justice
Intent to Harm
The Next Victim

NON-SERIES BOOKS
The Only Suspect
Paradise Falls

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