Los Angeles greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is dating forty men in sixty days as research for a radio talk show host's upcoming book, How to Avoid Getting Dumped All the Time. Lately, I find myself looking over my shoulder when I'm driving to see if there's a Hummer behind me. Valerie Wolzien, author of A Fashionable Murder Lots of action, quirky characters, an engaging new sleuth who designs greeting cards, and a ferret named Margaret -- what more could any reader want? Kris Neri, author of Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated Tracy Eaton Mysteries Dating Dead Men, Harley Jane Kozak's hilarious debut novel, proves that the search for love can be as funny as it is deadly, as it ricochets from one madcap misadventure after another with the speed of a bullet and the uproarious fun of a three-ring circus. Jan Burke, author of Nine Dating Dead Men is the funniest mystery I've read in ages. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.
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Most of the Doubleday staff was dispersed, and my own editor ended up at Simon & Schuster.
Thus, my series, as often happens in the publishing industry, was "orphaned." It's not easy for an orphaned series to find a new home, but in my case that was just fine; I'd been feeling for awhile that Wollie, a reluctant sleuth to begin with, needed time off from tripping over dead bodies and falling into bizarre dating schemes. Of course, I know what becomes of her as she lives happily ever after, and it's easy to imagine more corpses in her future, should a new publisher want to adopt her. And it delights me that people care about her whereabouts.
Greetings." In particular, Wollie's worried about inspections from national headquarters, who want to ensure that her franchise is up to standard.
Her already full plate gets loaded up further when her paranoid schizophrenic brother, P.