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Wollie fears that her beloved brother, a paranoid schizophrenic living at Rio Pescado, is involved in the murder, so rather than go to the authorities, she decides to solve the crime on her own. Dear God." "Girl, get a grip," Fredreeq called out, barging through the front door of my shop, Wollie's Welcome! "I can hear those ' Dear Gods' all the way out to the parking lot. Mary Daheim, author of Silver Scream A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery Harley Jane Kozak not only capture's the reader's attention with a good action-filled story, but also the reader's laughs with Wollie's dating project, schizophrenic brother and crazy friends.

As she meets up with an array of small-time crooks and swaggering mobsters only slightly more sinister than the men she's been dating, Wollie realizes that "getting dumped" is the least of her problems. Dating Dead Men will keep readers guessing until the final bullet is shot—and cheering for the irresistible Wollie as she makes her way out of confusion and into the welcoming embrace of Mr. I could scarcely have been more shocked if I'd discovered it on my own flesh, appearing out of nowhere, like stigmata. It was on my grass green carpet, Aisle 3, Condolences/Get Well Soon, where I knelt, rooted in horror.

Dear God." "Girl, get a grip," Fredreeq called out, barging through the front door of my shop, Wollie's Welcome! "I can hear those ' Dear Gods' all the way out to the parking lot.

Bundt died and I can take the day off and go to the beach." "He's not dead. I was doing the final Dustbusting, and look, look--" I waved at the carpet. "Yeah, I know, I'm pushing the envelope here." Fredreeq straightened up and moved to the cash register counter. "You're black, which I always think makes the high heels-no stockings look--" "Less slutlike? Bundt walked through the door of Wollie's Welcome! Greetings racks, beginning with Birthdays, Juvenile. Greetings Corporation, devoting his life to inspecting all Welcome!

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.

Wollie is meeting plenty of eligible bachelors but not falling in love, not until she stumbles over a dead body en route to Rio Pescado–a state-run mental hospital–and is momentarily taken hostage by a charismatic "doctor" who is on the run from the Mob.Finding true love, she discovers, sometimes means learning how to avoid getting killed . Bundt died and I can take the day off and go to the beach." "He's not dead. I was doing the final Dustbusting, and look, look--" I waved at the carpet. Wollie, her entrepreneur extraordinaire, manages to deal with a murder, the Mafia, an appealing but mysterious love interest, and a killer who wants to see her dead, all with originality and humor. Dating Dead Men is delightful, wicked, and well-written--I look forward to the next Harley Jane Kozak novel!Finding true love, she discovers, sometimes means learning how to avoid getting killed . She is the author of five novels, the first of which, Dating Dead Men, won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards….More about Harley Jane Kozak Harley Jane Kozak is an actor who appeared in the movies Parenthood, The Favor, and Arachnophobia and has also acted on the soap opera The Guiding Light.Wollie fears that her beloved brother, a paranoid schizophrenic living at Rio Pescado, is involved in the murder, so rather than go to the authorities, she decides to solve the crime on her own.