Death of A Neighborhood Witch

Death of A Neighborhood Witch

A Jaine Austen Mystery

Book - 2012
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"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne Fluke

When Jaine Austen's beloved cat Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighborhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds herself knee-deep in toil and trouble. The cantankerous Hollywood has-been once played Cryptessa Muldoon, television's fourth most famous monster mom. Now she spends her days making enemies with everyone on the block. So when the ornery D-lister is murdered with her own Do Not Trespass sign on Halloween night, the neighborhood fills with relief--and possible culprits.

With a killer on the loose, Jaine hardly has time to fall under the spell of her yummy new neighbor, Peter. As the prime suspect, she summons her sleuthing skills to clear her name and soon discovers that everyone has a few skeletons in their closets. . .

"Levine's latest finds her at her witty and wacky best." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Cozy fans will enjoy seeing how Jaine wiggles out of this one." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing, c2012
ISBN: 9780758238504
Branch Call Number: FIC LEVIN
Characteristics: 307 p


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Nov 08, 2013

easy reading... but somehow this one was slightly different - I don't remember Lance (the gay next door neighbour) every playing mean tricks on Jaine before.

Sep 19, 2013

I couldn't finish this book. I found the main character to be too stereotypical and predictable and thoroughly unlikable. It was like reading a Cathy cartoon.

bookfanatic1979 Oct 08, 2012

Completely predictable, but it’s such a fun romp that I didn’t even mind. Love the ongoing e-mails between Jaine and her parents, detailing the war between Daddy-O and his neighbor Lydia (Stinky) Pinkus.

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