DEADLY GAMBLE

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The versatile and surprising Miller is back dishing up romantic suspense liberally laced with humor and the offbeat. Adding to the fun in this new series is
a paranormal twist as the gutsy heroine discovers a disturbing new skill --
seeing ghosts. Told in first person, Mojo Sheepshanks' extraordinary adventures brim with sassy wit, emotional complications and dangerous thrills. It doesn't get better than this.

Mojo Sheepshanks has lived an all too "interesting" life. Although she has no memory of it, she witnessed her parents' murder by her teenage half-brother when she was 5. She was then kidnapped (or saved) by a neighbor, Lillian. These days Mojo lives in Cave Creek, Ariz., and Lillian is in a nursing home. Mojo's past comes lurching out, first when her deceased ex-husband, Nick, begins haunting her, and then when her biological uncle and murderous half-brother approach her.

Mojo's love life is in no better shape as her on-again, off-again relationship with undercover cop Tucker Darroch continues to confuse. When her wealthy foster sister Greer wants to hire Mojo to see if her husband is cheating, Mojo thinks she might have just stumbled onto a new career -- private investigations -- if
she doesn't get killed first. (HQN, Nov., 416 pp., $13.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith