Want to know how to remove coffee stains or meet a drop-dead handsome guy? Ask Jo Tulip. She's a successful household-tips columnist who's about to discover that someone wants more than her help with a cleaning problem. She was "more nervous than a giraffe at a ceiling fan store" about her blind date, but things get a little scarier when it appears that Jo has attracted the unwanted attention of something sinister.

Danny Watkins and Jo have been friends since he got his first camera as a child. Now, it looks like he's about to get his big break in the world of photography, but it means nothing to him without the woman he loves. Unfortunately, that woman doesn't even know how he feels, and it seems like no time is a good time to tell her.

Clark produces quirky and memorable characters in this moderately paced suspense. Readers will enjoy this well-written, entertaining novel that has lots of humor. And the cleaning tips are more than helpful! (Mar., 300 pp., $11.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston