Dating dead men book review
Each subject enlisted one or more discriminating friends to create her List and compose an ad to run in the Personals section of local newspapers, and/or the Internet. Even though these two storylines would be enough to make the novel interesting there is yet a third. At many times there was almost too much going on in the book at once and the novel may have flowed more smoothly without so many subplots.The friends fielded responses, interrogated the men, and scheduled a preliminary meeting - what Fredreeq called the Drive-by --to determine, for instance, whether a prospect who claimed to be five nine was indeed five nine, and to allow the prospect to get a look at the woman in question. Cookie pointed out, most people have a matchmaking instinct, and in fact, finding discriminating friends was the easy part." Wollie Shelley runs Wollie's Welcome! To make a much needed five thousand dollars she has opted to participate in Dr. Her friends Fredreeq and Joey are the ones whom she chooses to set up her dates for her. Each storyline would have worked as a book by itself.As the murder investigation continues, Wollie juggles the demands of with her desire to help and protect Joey.Hounded by paparazzi, Joey’s life is further complicated by her ongoing marital dispute with her husband, Elliott—a man who “made and lost small fortunes three times in two decades” and whose face “suggested hard playing and late nights.” Wollie is an extremely likeable heroine and an easy-going character.There is no shortage of motives; David left a sizeable estate with numerous, generous bequests, but he intended to rewrite the will just before he was murdered.He also planned to write numerous cast members out of the soap opera, and out of their jobs.After reading Dating Dead Men I do agree that there are a lot of similarities in their writing styles and that Kozak, with a little fine tuning, is on the right track to follow in Evanovich's footsteps.
But it seems that someone couldn’t wait for David’s death—he was shot in the head.
Harley Jane Kozak was born in 1957, the youngest of eight children, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Shortly after her birth, her father died and her mother moved the family to North Dakota and then to Lincoln, Nebreska to teach music at the university.
She lives in California with her husband and three children.
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.
Paula Boyd Hot Enough to Kill Kate White: A Body to Die For Cornelia Read: The Crazy School Robert Eversz: Burning Garbo Deanna Kizis: How to Meet Cute Boys Kate Lehrer: Confessions of a Bigamist Alafair Burke: Dead Connection Mostly links to Amazon.com, but we wholeheartedly encourage you to buy books from your local brick-n-mortar stores and to visit your library frequently. (reviewed by Guy Savage FEB 29, 2008) "But stories don’t stop and start cleanly, not like crossword puzzles or income tax statements, where answers fit into small boxes.