From Publishers Weekly
In Anderson's third mystery (after 2005's Killer Cocktail
) to feature Molly Forrester, advice columnist for Zeitgeist
magazine, the fashionable New York City journalist still yearns to be an investigative crime reporter. She gets her chance when her editor asks her to interview Gwen Lincoln, the wealthy ex-wife of "advertising rock star" Garth Henderson and the prime suspect in Henderson's high-profile murder, which the police think may be connected to the victim's agency's recent merger with a rival firm. Molly's two best friends—attorney Cassady Lynch and events planner Tricia Vincent—hope to see Molly's byline in the New York Times
, but Molly's sexy homicide detective boyfriend, Kyle Edwards, wants her to keep out of danger and off his turf. As Molly investigates the many possible suspects, she jeopardizes her romance, her friends' safety and her own life. But this "Sleuth in the City" stays on her toes as Anderson keeps the story lighthearted and fast-paced. (July 28)
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Molly Forrester, advice columnist for Zeit
geist magazine, pitches to her editor the idea of an article on Gwen Lincoln, widow of murdered advertising executive Garth Henderson. Is Gwen the murderer? Molly investigates, against the wishes of her boyfriend, NYPD detective Kyle Edwards, but with the assistance of her two good friends Cassady and Tricia. Numerous suspects emerge in addition to Gwen, from an angry client to a new business partner to Henderson's employees. Complicating matters, Molly's ex-boyfriend turns up, either trying to scoop her on the story or get back together with her--or both. Elements of chick lit--the New York setting, the many brand names, lots of shopping, the emphasis on relationship problems--give the novel appeal beyond mystery fans. This third in a series is a quick, fun read, although the motive for the murder is rather weak. Sue O'BrienCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved