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Funny as a Dead Comic (Kimmey Kruse #1)

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Kimmy Kruse is a stand-up comic, working the comedy circuit. While playing the Kaiser Komedy Klub in Chicago, This Texas born comedian with a Lucille Ball complex meets up with an old flame, the up and coming Cab Neusberg. They rekindle their passion only to have him die in her arms. The Chicago detective on the case tells her she's the number one suspect. She sets out to ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published November 1993 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1993)
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Aug 02, 2010 Jerry rated it liked it
This, along with "Funny As A Dead Relative", comprise an early, two-book Cooper series about comedienne Kimmy Kruse. We can't say we've ever read stories about an amateur sleuth who was a stand-up comedienne in her "day" job (probably nights, actually!), and it could be Cooper just couldn't come up with enough supporting material to keep that character going. Her much longer running Sheriff Milt Kovak series and E.J Pugh romance writer/amateur sleuth series are probably more worthy of your atten ...more
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Oct 05, 2014 Jackie Harrison-jewell rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Susan Rogers Cooper is a good mystery writer. That is not to say all of her books are good, but she is very good. Her Milt Kovak series is out of this world fantastic and her EJ Pugh books are not far behind. So when I realized that she had another series out there I had to read them.

And while the effort wasn't bad - I finished the book, which I have come to realize recently is not a requirement, it did not have the same excellence as her other two, justifiably, more familiar series.

If you've r
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Kimmy Kruse is a pint-sized comic from Texas working the comedy circuit. She's working at a club in Chicago with some other comics and the headliner is an old lover, Cab Neusberg. As they rekindle the flame, he dies in her arms, from an overdose of digitalis. It soon becomes clear someone is trying to frame her for the murder. This pint-sized redhead is not going to take it and begins to ask questions of her own, to the chagrin of the detective, Sal Pucci, who is also sparking to her.

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Mar 10, 2015 Anne-marie Chandler rated it really liked it
good novel. she only wrote one more, which I will read. Hope she writes another one.
Jan 04, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
first Kimmey Kruse mystery.
I like her.
Former lover dies while in bed iwth her.
Several comedians are murdered.
Fat female comic is killer.
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Susan Rogers Cooper is an American mystery novelist. A self-proclaimed "half fifth generation Texan; half Yankee", she sets her novels in Texas (the E.J. Pugh and Kimmey Kruse novels) and in Oklahoma (the Sheriff Milt Kovak novels). She is currently living in Central Texas, coming up with fresh new ways to get her characters into trouble.
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