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Murder Among Neighbors: A Kate Austen Mystery
     

Murder Among Neighbors: A Kate Austen Mystery

by Jonnie Jacobs
 

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This dazzling murder mystery from first-time writer Jonnie Jacobs centers on Kate Austen, an irresistible sleuth. When Kate's fabulously wealthy neighbor dies, Kate becomes deeply involved in a sea of steamy secrets that bring her face to face with shocking truths--and one particularly vengeful killer.

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This dazzling murder mystery from first-time writer Jonnie Jacobs centers on Kate Austen, an irresistible sleuth. When Kate's fabulously wealthy neighbor dies, Kate becomes deeply involved in a sea of steamy secrets that bring her face to face with shocking truths--and one particularly vengeful killer.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This entertaining debut introduces Kate Austen, a resilient young northern California mom. When her husband sets off to ``find himself'' in Europe, Kate is pregnant and jobless, and their daughter is only five. Then her next-door neighbor is murdered. Kate doubts that the killer was an intruder-nothing of value was stolen, and it wasn't like the orderly Pepper Livingston to have left a window open. Along with her acerbic best friend, Kate begins to look at her neighbors in a new light, especially Pepper's cool husband, Robert. Searching through Pepper's things at the request of nearly divorced homicide Lt. Michael Stone, Kate finds a matchbook in an old purse of Pepper's and a hidden diaphragm; she is also shown an earring the police have found in the hallway. Later, after she and Michael have become more intimate, she uses these clues to come up with the culprit and motive. Jacobs tops off this slice of suburban life off with a dollop of romance and a twist of suspense. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575662756
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Kate Austen Mystery Series , #1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.85(d)

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Joan Hess
Neatly plotted and well-written. Kate Austin is a welcome addition to the cozy world of carpools, babysitters, and ever-so-tacky murder.
Carolyn G. Hart
A charming and appealing first mystery...I liked Kate Austen a lot.

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