Death of a Bachelorette By Laura Levine: Review/Giveaway

Aug 19, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Pets, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Death of a Bachelorette. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

This time Jaine Austen (no relation to you-know-who) has it made. She’s been hired to write for a reality show set on an island near Tahiti. With neighbor Lance to mist her Boston fern daily and the okay to bring her cat Prozac along for the ride, she’s off to a tropical paradise.

Except—with Jaine, there’s always an except—the house is not quite finished, and the crew stays in cabins with active wildlife or in Jaine’s case, on the third floor. With no air conditioning. And a giant water bug. Prozac loves it. A maid brings her fresh fish for every meal, the only fan is aimed at her, and there’s an escape route so she can go “visit” the fish in Mannie’s office. book

Mannie is the producer. He smokes $50 cigars that smell of ‘eau de outhouse,’ eats steak every night, and brags about how much the network loves Some Day My Prince Will Come. The crew eats outdated airline meals. The vending machine has petrified snacks for a price, unless you know just where to hit it. Mannie’s office fridge has Eskimo pies and Dove bars. To say morale is low is an exaggeration. There is no morale left.

Dallas is one of the contestants. Her daddy is rich, and she’s gorgeous. Brianna has gorgeous red hair and is super tall and willowy. Hope is petite and cute as can be but with a wicked gleam in her eye. The bachelor is Spencer, 87th in line for the throne of England. He’s none too bright which is where Jaine comes in. She’s to write his dialogue. He also cannot remember a thing. Cue cards? Might have helped, had he not been dyslexic. It’s best to let him ad lib which means he says, “Brilliant!” at regular intervals.

Jaine has romantic problems of her own when the local King decides she’s the woman for him. What sounds like a good deal has its flaws—giant flaws!

Back home, Lance got Jaine’s car painted—taxi cab yellow. There were a number of “little accidents” during the process but no worries, Lance got a date out of it. In Florida, it’s a mini-version of Dancing with the Stars at the retirement home.

Jaine’s on a countdown until it’s time to leave the island when a murder happens. She’d stay out of it, but local authorities (one with a copy of Fingerprinting for Dummies at hand) say no one can leave until the case is solved. That changes everything!

This is the seventeenth book in the Jaine Austen Mystery series. Jaine continues to entertain, Prozac provides insight from a kitty’s point of view (it’s all about ME), and Lance…does he ever listen? (The answer is no.) It’s a good thing for Jaine’s sanity, or what’s left of it, that Mom and Dad are several states away.

To enter to win a copy of Death of a Bachelorette, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “bachelorette,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen August 26, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble and a Kindle. You can find several of Sandra’s short stories at Untreed Reads including her newest, “Arthur,” included in the anthology titled, Flash and Bang, available now. Look for Denali, in the anthology Dogs and Dragons.

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29 Comments

  1. I adore the cover – just HAS to be a GREAT read, thanks for sharing with us!

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  2. This sounds so good. I love cozy mysteries. Please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  3. Janie Austin always has such great adventures, well not so great for her all the time but I love them. utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. This series is terrific. Jaine is a terrific heroine. She is funny and smart and did I mention funny? Would love to win this book.

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  5. You had me at Dove Bars!
    raineybird at yahoo dot com

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  6. I have read previous books in this series. Looking forward to reading Death of a Bachelorette.

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  7. This is such a fun series. I love Jaine Austen. Can’t wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Loved reading about Death of a Bachelorette and have now added it to my TBR list. Thank you so much for the review! I’d love to win a copy so that I could get it on my read list. 🙂

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  9. Amazing that this series has been going on for 16 books already and just popped up on my radar. I’d better get started, thanks for the chance to win. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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  10. I haven’t read this series in a long time. Sounds like it is time to catch up.

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  11. I’m really looking forward to reading this one!

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  12. Recently discovered Laura Levine, but haven’t read anything yet. All of the reviews are amazing. I can’t wait to read her books. Thank you for the opportunity! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  13. Your books seem to always amuse me and I love the characters and especially the emails from her parent.

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  14. This book is amazing and I love how Laura Levine writes and has me cracking up more and more

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  15. Sounds like wonderful romp with Prozac and the gang!

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  16. Knowing I’m going to have Laura’s book to read, makes me want to eat, go get a get a cat and settle in. ??

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  17. I love these books! I can’t put the book down. Hope the author keeps them coming!! Thank you Laura and Prozac!!

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  18. Cute cover. I can’t wait to read it.

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  19. I love to travel vicariously – and to read copies!!

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  20. Thank you for the chance. Awesome cover

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  21. Thank you for the chance. Neat cover

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  22. The cover is adorable!!
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. This series is the best!

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  24. Cute cover!
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  25. We have a winner!

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