THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER
Web designer and debutante dropout Andy Kendricks reluctantly agrees to work temporarily as webmaster for her mother's Martha Stewartesque friend Marilee Mabry. But her problems soon become more complex than a "page
not found" error.
Accidents start happening around the unpopular Marilee, who is set to become a national star with her home-and-cooking-tips show, and there are several possible suspects: her hostile food editor, the minions she routinely verbally abuses, her lonely and jealous daughter, her boy-toy boyfriend and her ex-husband (and his trophy wife), just to name a few. Can Andy solve this puzzle before an accident becomes fatal?
The second installment in this series is funny, compelling like a good soap opera and boasts an extremely likable heroine. It also features a terrific mother-daughter love/hate angle, a believable romance and lots of fun pop culture references. Only the title is a bit misleading and doesn't do the book justice. (Feb., 368 pp., $6.99)