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Murder Can Upset Your Mother (Desiree Shapiro Mystery #8)

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  140 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In this ninth book in the "witty" "*" series, Desiree discovers that by ignoring her answering machine messages, she missed a desperate call from a woman who is now dead. So begins the latest investigation for plump P.I. Desiree Shapiro....
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Published March 1st 2001 by Turtleback Books
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Jennifer
Feb 07, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Murder Can Upset Your Mother is one of those mysteries where in the beginning no one has any possible motive to commit the murder, but by the end everyone could have and probably should have done it. It was virtually impossible to figure out who the murderer was, even though the clues were completely laid out for you. The mystery was entertaining with many secrets revealed and a couple of really surprising twists.

Unapologetically full-figured private investigator Desiree Shapiro is smart, sassy
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Ellen
May 28, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it

Murder Can Upset Your Mother
~Signet
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Desiree can upset the murderer, May 28, 2012
By Ellen Rappaport (Florida)
This review is from: Murder Can Upset Your Mother (Desiree Shapiro Mystery #8) (Paperback)
I've given up counting how many Desiree Shapiro mysteries I've read. Let's just say I'm right at home with Desiree and her entourage and this book was no exception to that rule.

Desiree is asked by Norma Davis to get to the bottom of her daughter's (Miriam Weiden) death. Actually Desiree was
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Rachel
Jul 08, 2015 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
The mystery is surprisingly not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Probably should be a 3 star book, but I read it while I had the stomach flu and the detective's fixation with greasy food wasn't helping my recovery.
Pat
Jan 03, 2015 Pat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Desiree is a private investigator, solves the murder of a wonderful philanthropist who turns out to be less than wonderful.
Desiree is out of shape.
Cute.
Beth
Mar 01, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of her better ones. Read it in little snatches of time.
Ellen
Jan 02, 2014 Ellen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining mystery following the standard who-done-it with a twist: our private dick is a woman of middle years who dyes her hair red and his very fond of eating. She is smart and funny and mostly comfortable with who she is. And she solves the mystery.
Kim j
Jan 29, 2013 Kim j rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eichler
So sad that this is the last one I had left to read in the series & that she is not writing anymore. I really enjoyed this series because of the honesty about food, guilt, real friendships & relatable characters. I love Des, Ellen & Jackie. This series was funny & easy to read but more than that different than your ordinary PI series. Goodbye Desiree gonna miss you!!!!
Jenn
Mar 29, 2009 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little slower than some of Selma Eichler's other books. That could just be because the murder seemed less gory and you felt less sorry for the victim and her family.
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Feel like the writer is talking to me on our coffee break. Friendly delivery.
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Selma Eichler is a freelance writer who lives in New York with her husband. She is the creator of 'Desiree Shapiro', private eye in New York City.

Series:
* Desiree Shapiro Mystery
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