SEX AND THE SERIAL KILLER
When Roberta Jones Spivey's husband of 15 years leaves her for his high school sweetheart, she quits her job, dyes her hair, changes her name to Bobbie and moves to a small California town to show her soon- to-be ex what he's giving up.
The mysterious Nick Angel lives across the street from Bobbie. The town gossips claim he's a serial killer, a former porn star or, at the very least, a dangerous bad boy. Bobbie is told to avoid him, but she thinks he's just the kind of man she needs to complete her new image.
Skully's novel is a triumph. It's fabulously funny, with top-notch dialogue, terrific pacing and witty and compelling characters. The suspense element is well structured, and the love scenes are undeniably steamy! (Jan., 384 pp., $6.50)