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THIS PEN FOR HIRE
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Humorous
Thirty-something and single, Jaine Austen makes her living as a freelance writer. For the most part, she composes brochures and resumes but new client, Howard Murdoch, presents her with something unusual. The geeky Howard has a crush on aerobics instructor Stacy Lawrence and he wants Jaine to compose
Much to her surprise, the letter works and Howard gets the first date of his life. Unfortunately, when he gets to Stacy's, he finds she's been bludgeoned with a thighmaster. Worse, the police arrest him and his one phone call is to Jaine. Jaine doesn't know what she can do but she does believe Howard's innocent. Posing alternately (and rather unsuccessfully) as a lawyer and a detective, Jaine mounts an investigation that may cause her own early demise.
Prepare to laugh yourself silly over THIS PEN FOR HIRE, the most uproarious mystery ever. Jaine is a delight, wisecracking and cynical, and the mystery is a real corker. This is definitely the fun read of
Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg
Published: June 2002