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Romanced to Death

Romanced to Death

by Susan Rogers Cooper, Susan Rogers Cooper
     
 

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The new E.J. Pugh mystery - Romantic novelist E.J. Pugh has been nominated for a coveted award from the American Romance Writers Association . . . The convention should have been fun and informative. It should never have resulted in the dead body found at the bottom of the stairs. After six years of peace, E.J. is again thrown into a crime scene, where the big

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The new E.J. Pugh mystery - Romantic novelist E.J. Pugh has been nominated for a coveted award from the American Romance Writers Association . . . The convention should have been fun and informative. It should never have resulted in the dead body found at the bottom of the stairs. After six years of peace, E.J. is again thrown into a crime scene, where the big questions assault her: why, and who did it? And whom can she trust?

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Library Journal

Cooper's eighth E.J. Pugh mystery (after Don't Drink the Water) is a two-pronged tale: one involving romance novelist E.J. at the Romance Writers Convention in Austin, where she is nominated for an award and a murderer lurks, and another at home in Black Cat Ridge, where someone is text messaging her 13-year-old adopted daughter claiming to be her long-dead brother. Plan to read this in one sitting, as you will not be able to put it down.


—Jo Ann Vicarel
Kirkus Reviews
A romance writers' convention becomes the latest high-mortality zone. In Cooper's latest (Vegas Nerve, 2007, etc.), romance novelist and amateur sleuth E.J. Pugh, who's been nominated for a award, is rooming with the legendary Maybella LaRue, aka Jane Dawson, at her first convention in Austin, Texas. Although the two have never met, they've become good friends through e-mails and phone calls. Despite the annoying ways of Angela Barber, the unpublished writer running the convention, E.J. and her newfound friends are having a fine time until E.J. discovers Jane's body at the bottom of a stairwell and becomes the main suspect. It's been awhile since her last involvement with murder, but E.J. starts sleuthing. Who among Jane's longtime friends and possible enemies would kill the popular author? When a star-struck fan becomes the second victim, E.J. ignores police warnings and keeps on digging for clues. At home, E.J.'s children are getting into trouble on their own. With help from her sister Megan, E.J.'s daughter Elizabeth, adopted after her family was murdered, is online arranging to meet with a person claiming to be her older brother. Meanwhile, E.J.'s son Graham schemes to meet a hot date at a dubious bowling alley. It takes a lot of fancy footwork for the Pugh family to survive unscathed. A fast-paced whodunit that mixes the plainspoken E.J. with double the thrills and chills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847510716
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
E. J. Pugh Mysteries Series
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,205,518
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Rogers Cooper was an administrator for a medical malpractice company for many years. She also volunteered at a battered women's shelter in Austin where she set up a training program for new volunteers. She lives in Lockhart, Texas.

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