The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder

The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder

by Mary Jane Maffini
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The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder by Mary Jane Maffini

Mona Pringle, the local 911 operator, is calling Charlotte Adams with her own emergency: Serena Redding, a high school "mean girl" who used to torment Mona, is coming back for a reunion. When Mona talks about how good it would feel to kill Serena, Charlotte doesn't believe she means it. But when a woman who looks like Serena is killed in a hit- and-run, and another former mean girl is also run down, Charlotte realizes she needs to look both ways for the now-missing Mona.

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ISBN-13: 9781101477717
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Charlotte Adams Series , #5
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 187,533
File size: 392 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Jane Maffini is a Canadian mystery writer known for her Camilla MacPhee, Fiona Silk, and Charlotte Adams series. She is the recipient of many accolades, including Arthur Ellis Awards and an RT Award for Best Amateur Sleuth. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband.

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The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder (Charlotte Adams Series #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte Adams, professional organizer can de-clutter anyone's life but her own. Her past catches up with her as the clique of the girls who harassed her and the other misfits in school begin to die in a series of hit-and-runs. Ever the helpful do-gooder, Charlotte can't quite figure this one out. Add a series of well drafted peripheral characters including 2 well loved rescued dachshunds, this fifth outing of the series is a satisfying escape
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harstan More than 1 year ago
A 911 emergency telephone operator, Mona Pringle places her own emergency call to professional organizer Charlotte Adams. Apparently Serena Redding has returned to town, which terrorizes Mona, who was a victim of the woman's bullying back in high school. Mona comments she would love to kill her tormentor, but Charlotte assumes nothing with the passing whimsical comment. That changes when another victim of Serena and her gang is killed in a deliberate hit and run, and two of the bullies are murdered. Charlotte wonders if Mona became deranged from her fear and embarked on a killing spree, or has been so frightened she vanished. The latest Charlotte Adams amateur sleuth (see Closet Confidential and Death Loves A Messy Desk) has the events organizer balance her business, her canines and Mona's lament. Charlotte is terrific as she goes from the irony of an emergency call from a 911 operator to her fears that Mona went over the edge. Filled with red herrings and false clues disguising real leads, fans will enjoy this breezy yet insightful look at the adults several years after a youthful bullying relationship. Harriet Klausner
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