WHO'S KITTEN WHO?
Who knew being a veterinarian could
be so dangerous? Baxter takes murder and medicine in equal doses in this witty addition into a fun series. Her neatly laid-out red herrings, charming heroine and surprise ending will not disappoint.
A combination veterinarian and amateur sleuth, Jessica Popper agrees to look into the death of a rising local playwright for her landlady. It seems most people liked the talented Simon Wainwright, so Jessica's having a hard time figuring out who'd want him dead. Was the killer his actress ex-girlfriend, the frumpy costume designer he had an affair with or could it have been the successful couple interested in bringing Simon's play to Broadway? Before Jessica knows it, the killer is stalking her, and she's landed herself a part in the late Simon's play. Can Jessica find Simon's killer before he puts a stop to her opening night, while she tries to keep her fiance and future in-laws happy on the home front? (Bantam, Oct., 336 pp., $6.99)