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Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge

Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge 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

  • Title: Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge
  • Author: Laura Levine
  • ISBN: 1496708490
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Yea 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.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 Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudib

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    About "Laura Levine"

    1. Laura Levine

      Grew up in Brooklyn, New York, back when mastodons and Edsels still roamed the earth.Education Barnard CollegeFirst job Reporter photographer at a newspaper so small, we had our photos developed in the local camera shop.Advertising claim to fame I created Count Chocula and Frankenberry cereals for General Mills gets invented, and I get a job as a sitcom writer, turning out scripts for show Grew up in Brooklyn, New York, back when mastodons and Edsels still roamed the earth.Education Barnard CollegeFirst job Reporter photographer at a newspaper so small, we had our photos developed in the local camera shop.Advertising claim to fame I created Count Chocula and Frankenberry cereals for General Mills gets invented, and I get a job as a sitcom writer, turning out scripts for shows like The Bob Newhart Show, Three s Company, Laverne Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.Current and favorite incarnation Author of Jaine Austen mysteries.Marital status Wedded blissfully to business journalist Mark Lacter aka Mr Hubby , whose insightful coverage of the Los Angeles business scene can be checked daily at authors COMEDY Joe Keenan MYSTERY Agatha Christie SERIOUS STUFF Anne Tyler.Hobbies Reading, swimming, gardening, and lots of walks mainly to the refrigerator

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    1. I know most people haven t even heard of this series And many people don t like cosy mysteries But give this book a chance A long time ago I persuaded my sibling to read the first book in the series, but said sibling only gave the book 3 stars.I myself have rated certain books in this long running series 2 or 3 stars It s been a not so smooth ride Having said so, if you love whodunits, you just might love this book It has you guessing till the very end And the epilogue will surprise all f I know [...]


    2. So by most objective standards this book probably doesn t merit five stars, but I derived such extraordinary enjoyment from it that I can t rate this any lower It s a lot like most of Laura Levine s other Jaine Austen books a mix of silly, gleefully over the top humor, impressively sharp and clever wit, and a surprisingly decently plotted mystery The writing itself is excellent just so supremely readable and engaging that I literally couldn t put this down Jaine, the main character, is imm So by [...]


    3. Thanks to her neighbor Lance, freelance writer Jaine Austen is spending Christmas at a Bel Air mansion It s not all luxury, however, when Jaine gets roped into helping her temporary neighbor polish his script Scotty Parker is a former child actor best known for playing Tiny Tim in a movie version of A Christmas Carol, but now he d be a shoe in to play Scrooge, complete with penny pinching ways and fights with neighbors Someone has had enough, and Jaine finds Scotty s body on Christmas morning Th [...]


    4. A great cozy.I discovered this series when I won the first book in a drawing, and now I ve read something like twenty does pay off Jaine and her friend Lance get a gig housesitting in Bel Air All is fine and dandy until they meet their neighbor He s a former child star who hates Christmas, and is cheaper than Scrooge He drives the whole neighborhood crazy until somebody murders him Jaine is a primary suspect, and to clear her name, she pokes around asking questions while A great cozy.I discovere [...]


    5. Jaine Austen is a very funny lady She is also smart, intelligent and a lover of chocolate and ice cream She is not above having those two things in the same bite.She and her best friend, Lance, have had the good fortune to be invited to house sit in a Bel Air mansion for Christmas vacation The only down side, Jaine s cat, Prozac would not be able to stay with her The house was filled with important pieces of art and no pet was allowed Fortunately, a next door neighbor would love to have Pro Jain [...]


    6. Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge by Laura Levine is the 16th book in Jaine Austen Mystery Series, and is another wonderful book Jaine Austen is a writer and part time semiprofessional private investigator who always seems to be around when a murder occurs It s Christmas time and Jaine and Lance are house sitting at a lush Bel Air mansion When Jaine finds a neighbor s body, the mystery begins Not only is this book really funny, it has a great mystery There are twists and turns around every co Deat [...]


    7. Another hilarious installment in the Jaine Austen series In this one, Jaine and her friend and neighbor Lance get the chance to house sit for one of Lance s ultra rich customers, spending the Christmas holiday seeing how the other half live Jaine soon finds out that things aren t so glamorous on the other side when their neighbor turns out to be the neighborhood scrooge and her cat, Prozac, abandons her for someone younger, prettier and richer Things escalate when the scrooge like neighbor is An [...]


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