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Revenge of the Cootie Girls (Robin Hudson #3)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  354 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Now executive producer of Special Reports, Robin Hudson is feeling (relatively) settled. Okay, she's bored. In an effort to feel useful, she has taken under her wing a new intern, wide-eyed small-town girl Kathy Loblaws, and invited her along on a Girls' Night Out.It's Halloween, and Kathy doesn't show -- but telephones from a strange man's closet. Aided by her pals, Robin ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Penguin Books (first published 1997)
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Nov 12, 2014 Carol. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of early Plum, Izzy Spellman

Also posted at my blog, cootie catcher and all:

Remember cootie catchers? We actually used them as ‘fortune tellers’ in my middle school:


It’s Halloween and a jet-lagged Robin Hudson is supposed to be meeting her intern and a group of friends for the festivities. Strangely, intern Kathy has gone AWOL, unreachable ever since leaving a message on Robin’s work answering machine saying, “I’m hiding in a married man’s closet.” Literal as that may or may n
Sep 25, 2007 DeliaC rated it it was amazing
what i like about sparkle hayter's books:
her women are funny. like, really funny. not neurotic and annoying (which isn't actually funny.)
her women talk like real women talk.
her women are smart, though their people skills are probably in deficit.
words like 'madcap' and 'farce' apply.
her plots are outrageous and robin just makes me laugh.

oh, and it's a multicultural/multiracial milieu and it works.

this is the one where robin's assistant is kidnapped on halloween in the village and she has to trac
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Nov 27, 2012 Elizabeth Jane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
This adventure was great! I had absolutely no real expectations for the book since it had such a strange title and premise, but once I started I couldn't stop! I always love reading quirky, "hidden" comedy type books. You know? The kind where you really have to delve into your imagination/intelligence to fully appreciate the humor? (Kind of similar to the comedy on the show New Girl.) You'll be rooting for Robin from the start and comparing your own childhood woes to hers. Lot of fun!
Oct 21, 2008 Amber rated it really liked it
How can you not love a book by a woman who's actual given name is Sparkle Hayter (and whose mother's maiden name is apparently Bacon, making her Bacon Hayter)? The first book in this series, What's a Girl Gotta Do?, is still my favorite, but this one is pretty good too. When there's a scene where the main character uses someone's unconscious grandmother to beat them up, I want to read it. Also, it mentions a hilarious security technique from comedienne Elaine Boosler. I haven't thought of her ...more
Oct 13, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I love Sparkle Hayter for antic humor and self-deprecating wit combined with snappy repartee and satisfying plots.
May 06, 2013 Wendy rated it liked it
Entertaining. Smart. A bit too repetitive... Needs a good editor. Love this series though. Total brain candy.
Mar 23, 2012 Eileen rated it really liked it
Very witty and fun 'mystery'. It's the third in a series about Sparkle Hayter's Robin Hudson. A quick reaad that i highly recommend!
Aug 19, 2007 Amron rated it it was amazing
Hell yeah! An author named "Sparkle Hayter". "Cautious non-monogamy". NYC. Need I say more? Fast and fun.
Bogged down by way too many "quirky" asides. Author seemed to focus a bit too much on how "kooky and crazy" Robin, her friends and New York are, that it was hard to follow the mystery.
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Shelves: 2008, women-writers
A neat little mystery, good fun.
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Sparkle Hayter is a Canadian journalist and author.

Hayter was born in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, Canada and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1986, she graduated in film and television production from New York University. Among other things, she worked for CNN in Atlanta, WABC in New York and Global Television in Toronto. At the time of the Afghan civil war, she moved to Pakistan and then went
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