DEATH BY PANTYHOSE
Levine keeps it light with another enjoyable Jaine Austen comic mystery. There are all the usual high jinks -- a lemon of
a car rental, a bad dye job, tacky gifts from her parents -- to chuckle over, and the mystery is serviceable and traditional, with plenty of red herrings for readers to puzzle over.
Luckily, with her only client in prison, Jaine has a lot of time on her hands, so she takes on the case, only to discover that plenty of folks wanted to kill slimy Vic. Could the killer be his jilted girlfriend, his former manager, the psycho barmaid he was sleeping with or someone else entirely? (KENSINGTON, Jun., 256 pp., $22.00)