THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER

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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)
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Samantha J. Gust