“Should you care to laugh while you read a murder mystery this would be a number one choice, as you rollick along toward a surprising end.”—Rendezvous
Sexy, suspenseful, and snarky, Sheryl J. Anderson’s slick debut novel introduces advice columnist Molly Forrester as she faces off against the magazine world, Manhattan’s singles scene, and cold-blooded murder . . .
Molly Forrester enjoys playing a “Dear Abby” type for Zeitgeist, a Manhattan glossy, while she seeks her break in serious journalism. She’s always hoped opportunity would knock, not throw itself at her feet–but then she literally stumbles over a colleague’s body. Now her chance to get closer to real news cannot be denied, as she stares at her spoiled Jimmy Choos planted firmly in a pool of blood . . .
Molly recruits trusty besties Cassady and Tricia to help her solve the crime. But she’s competing with and distracted by the gorgeous homicide detective on the case. And competing with Peter, her pretentious boyfriend and journo-rival. After a second name is brutally struck from the masthead, Molly investigates and stumbles again. This time, it’s onto dangerous secrets within Zeitgeist‘s ranks. Now, her involvement in this deadly chaos might just cost her a whole lot more than a pair of to-die-for heels.
“Chick lit fans, not to mention Sex in the City buffs, will find much to like.”—Publishers Weekly
“Her delightful series . . . reverberates with wit, style, and superb characterization.”—Mystery Scene
“Sparkles like fine champagne, an intoxicating mix of wit, perception, and insouciance, and a wickedly clever but genuine depiction of single life in the city.”—Carolyn Hart, author of Murder Walks the Plank
“A series sure to please “Sex and the City” fans.”—Booklist
“A fun, ‘girls’ night out’ type of book that blends humor, craziness, and mystery. . . . The writing is smooth and flip with a fairly fast moving plot.”—Mystery News
The first installment in what looks to be a winning series is upbeat, funny and totally, refreshingly original . . . a fabulous opening act.”—Midwest Book Review
“Light, amusing.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Mix a splash of Carrie Bradshaw, a dash of Stephanie Plum and a wee bit of Kinsey Millhone and you have Molly Forrester, advice columnist ("You Can Tell Me") for Zeitgeist magazine by day and amateur sleuth by night. At the start of Anderson's debut comic crime novel, Forrester literally steps in it gooey blood, that is when she returns to the office late one night and stumbles over a dead coworker. Molly's spanking new Jimmy Choos are covered in blood and she's soon knee-deep in sex, lies and crime-scene tape. Thrown into the fray are a hottie cop named Kyle Edwards; Molly's two gal pals, lawyer Cassady Lynch and event planner Tricia Vincent; and soon-to-be ex-boyfriend Peter Mulcahey, who happens to be a reporter for a rival magazine. Can Molly solve the murder and segue into a serious writing career? Or is using the death of a coworker as a major career move utterly uncouth? ("I always knew I'd make my mark on the world. I just didn't expect it to be one of those chalk outlines they draw around dead bodies.") While Molly explores her options, there's a second murder, and financial irregularities pop up in Zeitgeist's accounting department. Ample laughs help propel a well-crafted plot. FYI:A television writer, Anderson credits her husband, Mark Parrott, as the novel's coauthor in her acknowledgments.