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The Butcher of Beverly Hills: A Screwball Mystery Featuring Kerry and Terry McAfee
     

The Butcher of Beverly Hills: A Screwball Mystery Featuring Kerry and Terry McAfee

by Jennifer Colt
 
Meet Kerry and Terry McAfee—identical twin sisters who have nothing in common, save their red hair and California-girl looks. Kerry's the good girl—a straight-A student who, after high school, ends up at UCLA. Terry's the bad girl—a nose-candy aficionado who, after high school, ends up in the slammer. Kerry's a hopeless romantic about boys; Terry's a

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Meet Kerry and Terry McAfee—identical twin sisters who have nothing in common, save their red hair and California-girl looks. Kerry's the good girl—a straight-A student who, after high school, ends up at UCLA. Terry's the bad girl—a nose-candy aficionado who, after high school, ends up in the slammer. Kerry's a hopeless romantic about boys; Terry's a hopeless flirt around girls. But Kerry and Terry team up for The Butcher of Beverly Hills—their first-ever case as private dickettes who keep L.A. safe with the help of their sidekicks: a Pomeranian named Paquito and a Pug named Muffy.

When wealthy socialite Lenore Richling's twentysomething gold-digging boy toy of a husband absconds with ten thousand dollars' worth of her jewelry, she does what anyone in her position would do: she checks herself in for a plastic surgery shopping spree, then calls the McAfee twins for help. While Lenore recuperates from her face-lift in the luxury of a reclusive hotel, the gals hop on their customized hot-pink Harley-Davidson and begin investigating a bevy of suspicious characters, including Barbie, a bimbo beauty consultant with buns of steel; Hattrick, a painkiller-pushing plastic surgeon; and Binion, a silver-haired, snake-tongued Hollywood attorney. Before they know it, the twins are wading in dead husbands, purloined cash, crotchless panties, mystery pills, and a body count high enough to make even tough cookies like them a little squeamish—along with more than a little romantic intrigue.

Brilliantly poised to straddle the "chick lit" and mystery markets, The Butcher of Beverly Hills marks the debut of a hot new three-book series starring theunforgettable McAfee girls. Written with a razor-sharp wit that brilliantly spoofs L.A.'s most eccentric subcultures and personalities, Butcher is fun, fast-paced, and hilariously original, with enough plot twists and hijinks to keep everyone—including the twins—guessing until the very end.

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Publishers Weekly
What if Stephanie Plum had an ex-cokehead for a sister? Gorgeous twin crime fighters battle a bunch of shady dudes in screenwriter Colt's vivacious debut, the first in a planned trilogy. Kerry and Terry McAfee are both tall, lanky and red-headed, but the similarity stops there: Terry's done time for cocaine possession and has a thing for dangerous women; Kerry's a UCLA grad with a fondness for dark, funny men. Together they're the L.A. PI firm Double Indemnity Investigations, a two-woman, perpetually broke organization dedicated to solving crimes, no job too big or small. When their aunt Reba, the Canasta Queen of Beverly Hills, sends her wealthy friend Lenore to ask the twins for their help in finding the $10,000 her playboy husband ran off with, Kerry and Terry find themselves up to their matching leather jackets in trouble. All roads lead to Dr. Hattrick, a pill-dispensing plastic surgeon who performs face-lifts on the Beverly Hills ladies-who-lunch crowd, but a cast of similarly menacing ne'er-do-wells, including a gun-toting Russian moll, a sleazy lawyer and a cop with a mullet and an attitude, keep the surprises coming. This is a fast-paced, gum-snapping, snarky chick-lit mystery with sparkle to spare. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595256716
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/13/2002
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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