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Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge


Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge

by Laura Levine

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  • ISBN 9781496708519
  • English
  • 223 Pages
  • 60902 Words

Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge

by Laura Levine

“I’m crazy about Laura Levine’s mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny.”—Joanne Fluke

** **Freelance writer Jaine Austen is feeling festive about spending Christmas house-sitting at a posh Bel Air mansion, accompanied by her friend Lance and her cat, Prozac. But when a grumpy neighbor gets himself iced, she’ll have to find the culprit or she may spend the New Year in jail . . . * * Scotty Parker is a former child star who once played Tiny Tim, but now he’s grown up into the role of neighborhood Scrooge. He cuts the wires on his neighbors’ Christmas lights and tells local kids that Santa had a stroke. And his miserly, bah-humbug attitude lasts year-round—a fact known all too well by his current wife, his ex-wife, his maid, and many more.   Scotty thinks he can stage a comeback with the screenplay he’s working on (The Return of Tiny Tim: Vengeance Is Mine!), and Jaine’s been reluctantly helping him edit it. So when Scotty is bludgeoned with a frozen chocolate yule log and the police start making a list of suspects and checking it twice, Jaine’s name is unfortunately included. True, she’s been under some stress, with Lance trying to set her up on dates and her fickle feline taking a sudden liking to someone else—but she’s not guilty of murder. Now she just has to prove it, by using her gift for detection and figuring out who committed this holiday homicide.

Review & Comments

  • Deslie S

    You will absolutely love this book. I read a lot of mysteries and can usually spot the killer very quickly, to my disappointment. This book kept you guessing right until the very end. The actual ending of the book is a teaser (I hope) for the next Jaine Austen book. Finally, as usual, her parents are as crazy as ever. Laura Levine is an amazing author. Her books are extremely well written. Looking forward to the next installment.

    December 25, 2018

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