What's a Girl Gotta Do? (Robin Hudson Series #1)

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Robin Hudson's life is getting complicated. Her estranged husband's girlfriend is not only younger, prettier, and more successful - she's pregnant. Robin's job - on the trash crew for the prestigious All News Network - is rocky, too. She can't seem to keep from making on-the-air faux pas. Now her loathsome boss wants her to investigate a sperm bank. Her elderly next door neighbor vilifies her and assaults her, under the delusion that she is a call girl. A blackmailer tries to shake her down. And her disdainful ...
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Robin Hudson's life is getting complicated. Her estranged husband's girlfriend is not only younger, prettier, and more successful - she's pregnant. Robin's job - on the trash crew for the prestigious All News Network - is rocky, too. She can't seem to keep from making on-the-air faux pas. Now her loathsome boss wants her to investigate a sperm bank. Her elderly next door neighbor vilifies her and assaults her, under the delusion that she is a call girl. A blackmailer tries to shake her down. And her disdainful cat, Louise Bryant, refuses to eat unless Robin stir fries her food. Just a normal day for a single, urban professional female. Then this spunky and appealing but "slightly rumpled, third string reporter in Rita Hayworth's body" finds herself accused of murder. She thinks her apartment may have been burglarized because it seems tidier than when she left it. Robin wants to trust charming supervising producer Eric Slansky but is afraid that the super-handsome, super-amorous Super Prod may be the murderer. This is a fast-paced, funny mystery featuring a sleuth who is a television newswoman.

Poor Robin Hudson. Her husband has left her, she's been demoted at work and a blackmailer knows some of her worst childhood secrets. Just when things can't possibly get worse--they do. She becomes a suspect in a brutal murder and must turn reluctant gumshoe to find the real killer and clear her name.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hayter, a journalist and stand-up comic, mines what she knows in this well-plotted mystery featuring an off-the-wall amateur sleuth. Robin Hudson, a ``third-string correspondent'' for TV's All News Network, saves news clippings on murder victims and grows poison ivy in the New York apartment she had shared with her husband, Burke Avery, until Amy Penny, an ANN magazine show co-host, swiped him. Robin observes Burke and Amy billing and cooing at the network's New Year's Eve party at a Manhattan hotel just before a stranger slips her a page from a PI report on herself and suggests she go to room 13D. No one answers at 13D and Robin suspects a prank until news breaks that a PI was bludgeoned to death in that room and that Robin was the last one seen in the area. She begins investigating on her own, while folks around ANN turn edgy: some shared an acquaintance with the PI that was more intimate than congenial. Someone breaks into Robin's apartment, leaving her to relish the one bright spot in her life--the sudden interest of good-looking producer Eric Slansky. Flat-out funny, audacious and a little weird, this debut stakes out territory all its own. For readers who respond to this brand of humor, Hayter's next book can't be published soon enough. 12,000 first printing. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Time runs through this slap-and-tickle first novel in terms of lost jobs and missed deadlines. No sense of impending doom, however, dampens the startling bluntness and acerbic wit of All News Network's inveterate reporter Robin Hudson. Questioned in the murder of a sleazy private eye, she embarks on a quest to find the real murderer. At the same time, she bugs her estranged husband, baits her cohorts, and scoops undercover news stories. A light-hearted, satiric dance set on a New York stage, suitable for all collections.
School Library Journal
YA-Robin Hudson, ``a slightly rumpled, third string reporter...in Rita Hayworth's body,'' has decided not to go to the All News Network's annual costume party at the Marfeles Palace Hotel. After all, her estranged husband and his successful, young, and pregnant girlfriend are going to be there. A call from a private investigator changes her mind, however, because the detective is investigating her! They plan to meet on the night of the party at the hotel. Robin's last minute costume is simple-a ``support your local feminist'' button and a tire iron-as she chooses to go as Ginny Foat, a prominent feminist who had been tried for murder. Unfortunately, Robin never meets the PI, but the next day finds herself facing homicide charges. Journalist and stand-up comic Hayter has come up with a wacky, slightly offbeat character sure to appeal to YAs. The clever combination of two favorite genres-humor and mystery-make this book a surefire hit.-Carol Clark, R.E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140244816
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: Robin Hudson Series , #1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Ollie

    I had a hard time getting through the first part of this book because I did not understand why it was necessary to include so many characters and had to ask "Where is this author going with this story"? I almost stopped reading but had time invested in this book and nothing better to do so I continued reading.....and I AM SO GLAD I DID.......the last half of this book was GREAT. Robin is such a hoot, I laughed out loud and when the plot started comming together I understood why the author included so many characters during the first part of the book. Can not wait to see what antics Robin gets into next.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Good read

    Kept me reading was a hard start but picked up speed and got better after first chapter plus its a freebie so worth it!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Scattered

    Strange and scattered

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    A Fun Read!

    Want a murder mystery, a smart gal reporter with a wry sense of humor, and some sex (nothing explicit) and romance on the side? This is the book for you- "What's a girl gotta Do?" Indeed!

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    A nice read,compeling.

    A nice read,compeling.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    Tarte Noir "What fun! Robin Hudson's a great character - w

    Tarte Noir

    "What fun! Robin Hudson's a great character - witty, tough, a bit of a mess, smart and just a tad cynical. Who wouldn't like her? Plus, she does have rather a knack for getting herself into messes. The writing is crisp and precise, the humor undeniable. Somewhere I heard the term "tarte noir". Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Scared

    I was so scared when a man wanted to meet her

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    This book had me laughing out loud in more than one place. I rea

    This book had me laughing out loud in more than one place. I really can't wait to read more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Too many typos

    Very distracting from the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Great

    I reccomend this book.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    Terrific Book!

    Never a dull moment in this fast moving adventure! Great Author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2001

    A fun, light read

    Sparkle Hayter's debut tale of investigative reporter Robin Hudson is a fun, light read. The comic element, which will have readers laughing out loud, comes from the biting portrayal of the self-important media types that pepper Robin's landscape.

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