Saturday, May 9, 2009

Last Writes: A Jaine Austen Mystery ~ Laura Levine

Courtesy of Kensington...

Wisecracking pen-for-hire Jaine Austen is back—and she’s about to discover that working on the set of a Hollywood sitcom is no laughing matter…
Jaine still hasn’t found a good man—or a way to keep all those sugary snacks from going straight to her hips. But—with a little help from her best friend Kandi—she’s finally landed a gig as a sitcom writer! True, Muffy ‘n Me isn’t going to win any Emmys, but for Jaine, being on staff sure beats writing boring brochures and bad
resumes. Until the plot thickens—with murder…
Jaine figures the trouble all started when Muffy ‘n Me’s hottest star, gorgeous Quinn Kirkland, seduced the head writer—whose husband also works on the show. But when Quinn’s caught in bed with the barely-legal actress who plays his niece, things really heat up—and his many jealous girlfriends start to figure things out…
So when the no-good heartthrob drops dead after nibbling a poisoned doughnut, Jaine isn’t terribly surprised. But who could have done it? A competitive co-star and a couple of scorned lovers top Jaine’s list of suspects, but the police have zeroed in on her man-crazy pal Kandi. Now Jaine has to figure out who finally stopped Quinn’s cheatin’ heart—before her best friend ends up behind bars…

Tissues. Got 'em. Eye drops. Yup. Chocolate... make that chocolates!!!

Laura Levine's sophomore effort proves her debut, This Pen for Hire, was not a fluke.

Wisecracking, lovable, zany Jaine Austen is back in this comical mystery.

Told from Jaine's perspective this whimsical book is a must for readers who like their mysteries fast paced, entertaining... OK, sidesplitting w/ an abundance of humor.

Laura Levine delivers the one-liners effortlessly. This talented scribe definitely knows how to write comedy.

For readers who love their television, Laura Levine gives us a glimpse inside the fickle world of the actors & the erratic writing process.

Laura Levine saturates Last Writes w/ a freshness that is not always easy to pull off in the ever growing world of the mystery series.

Laura Levine's writing is crisp, down~to~earth, & plain 'ole fun!!!

Jaine is back w/ her campy, kooky, delightful friends ~ be prepared for plenty of laughs.

Kandi, Lance & Prozac are priceless!!!

All of the characters peppered in Last Writes are fascinating.

I adore the uproarious e-mail exchanges between Jaine & her parents.

Despite the fact that the dead body doesn't show up until almost half way into this campy read, the mystery is first~class.

Laura Levine does an excellent job setting up the foundation. She doesn't drop the ball.

While Last Writes is book # 2 in the Jaine Austen Mystery it stands alone just fine.

Warning! There are some scenes that are immensely rip-roaring that will make you laugh until you cry.

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