"Engaging and hilarious, Uprooting Ernie is the perfect summer read with its Long Island setting, light (but not trite) prose and very human humor." TAMSEN SCHULTZ, best-selling author of the Windsor Series mysteries
"Uprooting Ernie is an intriguing murder mystery, full of twists and turns, interesting characters, and hilarious escapades you don't want to miss." ANGEL SEFER, best-selling author of The Greek Isles Series
"Oh what a fun read!...There are some seriously superb ideas in this book! The names especially—I mean, how not to love Sexy Beast, the most adorable, lovable purse-sized doggie in the world, who just happens to be a millionaire, owning a mansion for his house. And his human, the Death Diva (aka Jane Delaney)? Come on, admit you're smiling at this point... Yeah, lots of good chuckles, a bit of nail-biting suspense, a love triangle of sorts, or at least a good dilemma in the subject—all my faves when it comes to a good cozy mystery!!! Really entertaining book!!! Two thumbs up!" BOOKBUG'S WORLD
"This is a fun, quick read on a summer day... I enjoyed the humor—Jane is a funny, funny lady." IT'S NOT ALL GRAVY
Death Diva Jane is simply going about her business, which in this case requires her to empty a three-liter spigot box of cheap rosé on a grave, when she and her furry sidekick Sexy Beast make a grisly discovery in the town cemetery.
The victim was murdered three decades ago, but memories are fresh and old grievances fresher as facts come to light and fingers start pointing. Naturally Jane must investigate. Well, what would you do if one of your best pals turned out to be Suspect Numero Uno?
Meanwhile, between her amorous ex and a sexy bad boy who keeps popping up in the most distracting way—not to mention the (creepy? bizarre? pathetic?) guys she's meeting through a dog lovers' dating site—her love life has never been so (creepy? bizarre? pathetic?)… interesting.
Book 2 in the Jane Delaney mystery series. Approximately 228 pages.
About the Author
Pamela Burford comes from a funny family. You may take that any way you want. She was raised in a household that valued laughter above all, so of course the first thing she looked for in a husband was a sense of humor. Is it any wonder their grown kids are into stand-up comedy and improv?
It should come as no surprise that everything Pamela writes is infused with her own quirky brand of humor, from her feel-good contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels to her popular Jane Delaney mystery series, featuring snarky “Death Diva” Jane, her canine sidekick Sexy Beast, and a fun love-triangle subplot. Pamela's own beloved poodle, Murray, wants you to know that any similarities between himself and neurotic, high-strung Sexy Beast are purely coincidental.
Pamela is the proud founder and past president of Long Island Romance Writers, Inc., a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Her books have won awards and sold millions of copies, but what excites her most is hearing from readers. She’d love it if you could take a few moments to post a review at the online store where you bought this book, and any other sites, such as Goodreads, where you like to share thoughts about books you’ve enjoyed. She’s grateful for the effort happy readers take to spread the word. It helps her and it helps your fellow readers!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second in the series. Jane Delaney is a fun character. Trouble finds her when she is minding her own business. It is fun watching her as she figures things out, but she is oblivious to her own love life. The people of Crystal Harbor are a fun bunch as well. The relationships become more entangled in this story, and I look forward to more. There are laughs, tears and a few what? I love the fact that the clues to solving the mystery arise and help the reader put two and two together, no feeling like the reader is being duped. Thank you Pamela for another interesting story. I was given this story for an honest review.
I didn't read the first book of this series, but it wasn't really necessary to enjoy this one. The relationships between the characters were generally well-explained as characters came into play in this story, and bits of the backstory were doled out where they were relevant. I love that Jane actually talks to the reader throughout the story, and has a very sarcastic sense of humor. And I couldn't help but smile every time she mentioned the name of her toy poodle, Sexy Beast---it's just so ridiculously cute! The mystery is very well developed, and plays out at a reasonable pace. There were a few clues I missed, but saw clearly when I went back through a second time. Hope to read more of Jane and SB in the near future. **I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.**