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A Dead Husband

Anna  Celeste  Burke
 
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Full Title
A DEAD HUSBAND Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #1
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eBook
Rated for Readers
Rated PG-13 (questionable content for children under 13)
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Peggy Hyndman, Editor
ISBN
1494413515
A Dead Husband

Book Description

An Amateur Sleuth Who Would Rather Be Shopping
"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple."

Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card. She soon finds out that money can’t buy happiness or save your neck.

˃˃˃ While Hiding Out In Sunny California, Her Best Friend’s Husband Is Murdered
With her well-planned life in shambles, she’s hiding out near Palm Springs, California. When her best friend’s husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Magli loafers, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?

˃˃˃ “This book has everything! Suspense, colorful characters, romance, and a beautiful and interesting setting, all woven together with intelligence and wit.”

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you an unconventional sleuth hot on the heels of high-living lowlifes in book 1 of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series. Even in a desert paradise, life is full of surprises like A Dead Husband.

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Great Characters! Fast Paced with a Murder to Solve!
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I love Jessica! What is there not to love? She's intelligent, cherishes the finer things in life, celebrates her divorce with a party and suffers periodic panic attacks that force her to re-examine reality every now and then--a state she attempts to avoid by indulging in high end binge shopping trips. Acknowledging she was letting her divorce 'send her over the edge', she tells 'St. Bernadette', her childhood family housekeeper turned confident , "I know I'm behaving badly right now...it's like I'm starting over again, but I'm 33 not 23 or 13 and I'm less clear than ever about what I want to be when I grow up." This isn't news to Bernadette who has spent more time with Jessica than Jessica's own parents. Author Anna Celeste Burke invites readers into the upscale cosmos of newly divorced Stanford law school graduate, Jessica Huntington, whose world plummets with the turn of the economy, a childless marriage and her cheating husband. Though angered by life's circumstances, she refuses to fall victim. Life takes another unexpected turn when her best friend's husband is murdered. Jessica's fighter instinct kicks in when her friend pleads for her help. Jessica, with her 'cat pack's support,sets out to solve a murder! Great dialogue and descriptive settings are so vivid that as reader,you become part of Jessica's cat pack equally as motivated to solve this murder mystery. This is a fun read and I can't wait to read 'A Dead Sister' Ms. Burke's sequel to this novel. 

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Great story
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Jessica Huntington’ s divorce party near Palm Springs definitely turns into one of the worst hangovers when her friend Laura’s husband Roger is found dead. Jessica is a self-confessed ‘luxury slut, drama queen and coffee snob’ and at a critical moment in her life. She is a great lead character to spice up the detective story that follows to find out who killed Roger Stone. Jessica begins her own investigations and contacts a college acquaintance to help her with the defence of her friend. But soon she finds herself a target and in danger. Enjoying a life full of luxury and privileges Jessica remains a wonderful woman throughout the story with a big heart who is always there for her friends. Full of colourful supporting characters that often threaten to steal the show the story contains romance prospects on the way and some great humour. It is easy to read, very enjoyable and more intelligent than the cosy mystery label might suggest. The legal aspects of the drama have been well researched and the plot is complex and evolved. Very recommendable.

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Jessica Huntington’ s divorce party near Palm Springs definitely turns into one of the worst hangovers when her friend Laura’s husband Roger is found dead. Jessica is a self-confessed ‘luxury slut, drama queen and coffee snob’ and at a critical moment in her life. She is a great lead character to spice up the detective story that follows to find out who killed Roger Stone. Jessica begins her own investigations and contacts a college acquaintance to help her with the defence of her friend. But soon she finds herself a target and in danger. Enjoying a life full of luxury and privileges Jessica remains a wonderful woman throughout the story with a big heart who is always there for her friends. Full of colourful supporting characters that often threaten to steal the show the story contains romance prospects on the way and some great humour. It is easy to read, very enjoyable and more intelligent than the cosy mystery label might suggest. The legal aspects of the drama have been well researched and the plot is complex and evolved. Very recommendable.

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excellent - Rich and romancing life
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A story of a rich California girl Jessica Huntington living an expensive high maintaining lifestyle with romancing prospects on the way and some great humour and fun. A fun read and highly recommended. 

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