A Miami Maven MysteryBook - 2014
Forty-something Laura Marks, recently widowed and stuck in Florida with a condo she hates and a boat she can't sell, wallows in a depression of torpid TV, anything alcohol and a heaping helping of "I-don't-care". But when she answers a Summons for Jury Duty she stumbles upon a gruesome trial that quickly plunges her into a world of greed, jealousy, murder and a wacky group of Runyonesque court regulars. Meanwhile a mysterious cowboy shows interest in buying her boat, her big sister moves in and someone slips threatening notes under her door. Laura grabs hold of them all -- the good, the bad and the quirky - clutching them like lifelines back to the world of the living.Reviews for other Sussman books:AUDITION FOR MURDER:"...hilarious -- The story holds many laugh-out-loud moments, and realistic details about Actor's Equity, auditions, and rehearsals. -Booklist CRUISING FOR MURDER: "Smart-ass girl detective series in the style of Janet Evanovich." --Irish NewsTIME OFF FROM GOOD BEHAVIOR "...Full of wry wisecracks and savvy shtick...a thoroughly good time..." --New York Times Book Review"A Nora Ephron with warmth." --Chicago TribuneTHE DIETER: "Susan Sussman has created a witty, well-tailored, smart cookie of a character...[A] clever, literate novel.... Sussman has tapped into something more substantial than a story about women and food and love." -Chicago Tribune
Publisher: [United States] : Susan Sussman, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: viii, 282 pages ; 22 cm