Book Review

by Nancy Bush

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

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Single and firmly under the thumb of her pet corgi, The Binkster, Jane Kelly tries to survive as a process server while she learns the ropes of the private investigation business under the mentorship of Dwayne Durbin. Jane's quick-witted, sassy and confused about men in general -- and Dwayne in particular -- in Bush's chuckle-out-loud entry.

Jane should have read her own notes before agreeing to help Jazz Purcell. The Purcell family isn't known for its sanity. In fact, they've had more than their fair share of nuts. There's the infamous ancestor who jumped from a bridge one warm
night; Jazz's mother, who died in
an asylum; and his decidedly odd elderly grandmother.

Jazz wants Jane to talk to Gran to see if she's sane or not. Reluctantly, she gets involved, and when Jane finds Gran dead, she decides to investigate. In the meantime, Jane's being pursued by not only the gorgeous and wealthy Jazz, but also by Dwayne, who's suddenly giving Jane hot flashes in ways she swore she wouldn't let happen, and a killer who wants to make sure Jane doesn't survive to find out whodunit. (Kensington, Oct., 356 pp., $19.95)

Reviewed By: Pat Cooper

Publisher: Kensington

Published: October 2006

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