By Laura Levine
Within the first novel in her wickedly witty new secret sequence, Laura Levine introduces Jaine Austen, a hip, jack-of-all trades author who spends her days penning smarmy own advertisements and bold declarations of passion--and her nights trying to find Mr. correct in Hollywood's swinging singles scene.
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I remember thinking how nice it smelled. I called her name, but she still didn’t answer. Finally, I got up my courage and turned on the light. ” Tears welled in his eyes. ” “No, I tried to give her artificial respiration. I thought maybe I could save her. But I couldn’t. ” “One of the neighbors. The lady next door. ” He was chewing on his lower lip so hard, I was surprised it wasn’t bleeding. ” “Don’t worry, Howard. ” He had a point there. ” Oh, great. I could see it now. ” I smiled what I hope was an encouraging smile.
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I Love a Mystery “Laura Levine’s hilarious debut mystery, This Pen For Hire, is a laugh a page (or two or three) as well as a crafty puzzle. A. will delight readers. ” —Deadly Pleasures “Thank you, Laura Levine. ” —Star-News (Pasadena) “Laura Levine has made murder funny again! Of all the writers I’ve worked with, no one knows how to keep a good story zipping along like Laura. com For Mark ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to my agent, Evan Marshall, and my editor, John Scognamiglio, for their faith and guidance.