Dating Dead Men

Dating Dead Men

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Random House, Inc.
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. 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. 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. Finding true love, she discovers, sometimes means learning how to avoid getting killed . . .

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. Right.

Baker & Taylor
As part of her research for talk show host Dr. Cookie Lahven's upcoming book "How to Avoid Getting Dumped All the Time," Wollie Shelley is dating forty men in sixty days, but her assignment is complicated by an unexpected corpse.

Blackwell North Amer
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. 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. 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. Finding true love, she discovers, sometimes means learning how to avoid getting killed.

Baker
& Taylor

As part of her research for talk-show host Dr. Cookie Lahven's upcoming book How to Avoid Getting Dumped All the Time, L.A. greeting-card artist and gift-shop manager Wollie Shelley is dating forty men in sixty days, but her assignment is complicated by an unexpected corpse, a "doctor" on the run from the Mob, her paranoid-schizophrenic brother, and her investigation into the crime. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345465214
0345465210
9780385510189
0385510187
Branch Call Number: F KOZ
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 25 cm

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Jan 31, 2011

Light, enjoyable read with lots of humour & action. Wollie reminds me of the heroine of the Janet Evanovich series.

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ready2read
Feb 23, 2010

This is the first book in this series . It is wacky and fun with lots of great characters.

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