Boston P.I. Sunny Randall is asked for help by three very different womenher snobby sister Elizabeth, who suspects her husband is cheating; Mary Lou Goddard, an ostentatiously radical feminist whos being stalked; and her best friend Julie, whose life has suddenly turned upside down.

None of these situations are easy to deal with, but when Mary Lous case ends with a murder and a suicide that tie up all the loose ends a little too conveniently, Sunnys suspicions are aroused. Mary Lou fires her, but Sunnys got her teeth into the case and refuses to let go.

Her investigation leads to Bostons criminal underworld and an attempt on her life. Even with help from her friend Spike and her still beloved ex-husband, Richiethe one law-abiding member of a powerful Irish crime familyshes in dangerous waters.

PERISH TWICE is another witty, fast-paced winner from the inimitable Parker! Sunny is tough, caring, and insightfulyoull enjoy spending time with her. (Oct., 278 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Laurie Davie