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Killer Blonde (A Jaine Austen Mystery #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,662 Ratings  ·  125 Reviews
"Jaine Austen's amused take on life, love, sex and LA will delight readers." --Carolyn Hart

A gal with a serious Ben & Jerry's habit can't afford to be too picky about employment opportunities. So when Beverly Hills socialite SueEllen Kingsley offers freelance writer Jaine Austen megabucks to ghostwrite a book of hostess tips, it's time to sharpen the #2s.

But everything
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Kensington (first published 2004)
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Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, page-turner
Oh my god this series keeps on getting better. If you're a newbie to the cozy mystery scene then leave everything you're doing right now and get one of Laura Levine's books. Yet again though, the only person I consciously labeled as the potential killer turns out to be so. The quality of the mystery is quite top notch though. The writing is fresh and keen. Only the humorous side of the writer seems to be on its last legs, as many of the jokes are recycled. Nevertheless I recommend following thi ...more
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you just need to read something that makes you laugh and isn't meant to have deep redeeming value. For that reason, I really like cozy mysteries and this series is one of the best. The main character - Jaine Austen - is funny and real-life and the emails with her parents that are included as a background to each story just make me chuckle. I can also appreciate her love of all foods warm and chocolatey. This is just a fun series to take your mind off things for a couple of hours. Each ...more
Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
I really like this series so far. I listened to this one on audio for the first time and liked the narration.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
I really like Jaine, she is very real and funny! She is also very caring which is why she gets involved in solving this case when her latest boss gets killed and her step daughter is accused. I was definitely kept guessing with this one and totally didn't see the killer coming.
Jun 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny Read. I learned that I like mysteries! Or recalled I like mysteries.
Melissa Lenahan
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books so much!! Great stories and a great read!!
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-mystery
Jaine Austen, not the famous book writer, is back with the 3rd book of her series. This time she is working for some stuck up size 2 wife of a plastic surgeon. The job: to sit for hours on end on a hard toilet seat listening to the woman talk of her life and recipes that sound suspiciously like Gone With The Wind, only eating about a third of her normal portions of food, and being forced to endure the ridicule that Jaine's body is not a small size like hers. SueEllen also ridcules her stepdaught ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
jaine austen books are cozy mystery books, funny & light hearted. in each of these books, the main character jaine takes investigation on side to solve the murders.
jaine has funny sense of humor. things i enjoy most in her books are her conversations with her pet cat Prozac, the emails from her parents & her love for food. these books makes for relaxing reads at times with laugh out loud dialogues & scenes.
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious! This book totally cracked me up.
May 20, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, funny read!
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Grew up in Brooklyn, New York, back when mastodons (and Edsels) still roamed the earth.

Education: Barnard College

First 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.

TV gets invented, and I get a job as a sitcom writer, turning out scripts for show
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