By Harley Jane Kozak
Wollie Shelley—the endearing, idiosyncratic heroine of the award-winning Dating useless males, courting Is homicide, and A Date You Can’t Refuse—returns in a humorous homicide secret set on the earth of tv soaps.
When David Zetrakis, the manufacturer of a favored cleaning soap opera, is located shot to dying the day after Christmas, Wollie Shelley reveals herself stuck up within the homicide research. Zetrakis was once one of many many Mr. Wrongs in Wollie’s occupation as a serial dater, and her good friend Joey has emerged because the media’s best suspect. A hot-tempered star who had dated Zetrakis and used to be fired from his express a few years in the past, Joey has inherited a million-dollar Klimt from him. yet Joey isn't the in simple terms power suspect. Zetrakis left plenty of great bequests to the solid and workforce of the express. and because the courting correspondent on a conversation convey known as SoapDirt, Wollie, who’s required to dine and dish with the celebs, fast discovers that the behind-the-scenes intrigues of tv soaps are as hugely charged because the on-screen shenanigans.
When Wollie isn't attempting to shield Joey from an onslaught of predatory newshounds, she’s aiding her brother make the transition from a psychological health facility to a midway condo and negotiating her courting with Simon, her FBI-agent boyfriend. Dead Ex is one other full-out romp of a secret absolute to please Kozak’s many fans—and win her many new ones, too.
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She yelled. ” She seated herself, removed a shoe, a sexy, strappy sandal in orange suede, and set it on the desk. She turned on a high-intensity lamp to study it. ” Jen, I suspected, wore the highest possible heels she could function in, being both diminutive and round-faced, not the best physical attributes for one in a position of authority. “Okay,” she said, making the shoe disappear behind the desk. ” I said. “No. You’re asking you. What does this Korean chick want from me? Here’s the scoop.
So many unanswered questions,” Angel Ramirez said. “Among them: What part did David Zetrakis play in Joey Rafferty’s publicly disintegrating marriage to millionaire entrepreneur Elliot Horowitz? And more disturbingly, what part did Joey Rafferty play in her former lover’s murder? ” Seven B itch,” Fredreeq and I said simultaneously to the TV. Joey snored on. We watched David’s body being loaded into a van. We assumed it was David’s body. It was a lump on a stretcher, certainly. My mind turned the image into a greeting card and added a caption: Congratulations on your ﬁfteen minutes of fame.
While dialing Fredreeq, I caught sight of the guy with the tattooed arms having a smoke alongside a battered white truck parked near a loading dock. If this was the truck that had survived a joyride, it looked to me like it could use a little joy in its life. I nodded to him, and he saluted me with his cigarette. Fredreeq answered her phone. ” I asked. “No, I expect she’s avoiding everyone, but guess what was on the news? David had a humongous life insurance policy. ” “That was on the news? ” I paused at Sound Stage D to read a sign above the black steel door: do not enter when red light is ﬂashing.