Dating Dead Men: A Novel
Harley Jane Kozak
l. a. greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is courting 40 males in sixty days as study for a radio speak convey host's upcoming ebook, How to prevent Getting Dumped the entire Time. Wollie is assembly lots of eligible bachelors yet no longer falling in love, no longer till she stumbles over a useless physique en path to Rio Pescado--a state-run psychological hospital--and is momentarily taken hostage through a charismatic "doctor" who's at the run from the Mob. Wollie fears that her cherished brother, a paranoid schizophrenic dwelling at Rio Pescado, is interested in the homicide, so instead of visit the specialists, she makes a decision to unravel the crime on her personal. As she meets up with an array of small-time crooks and swaggering mobsters in simple terms a bit extra sinister than the lads she’s been relationship, Wollie realizes that "getting dumped" is the least of her difficulties. discovering real love, she discovers, occasionally ability studying easy methods to stay away from getting killed . . .
Dating useless males will hold readers guessing till the ultimate bullet is shot--and cheering for the impossible to resist Wollie as she makes her means out of misunderstanding and into the welcoming embody of Mr. correct.
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Jacket after me. greater now, I had a greater vantage aspect for my surveillance. After shrugging myself into the jacket, i used to be compelled to take a seat nonetheless whereas my date trussed me in with a sequence of pale canvas straps and buckles, till i used to be as motionless as a baby in a vehicle seat. Wedged subsequent to me, equally secured, was once the world's smallest picnic basket. within the distance, I observed the Alfa Romeo, circling hangars. “Goggles and helmet,” Dylan jogged my memory, then tossed a 3rd piece of paraphernalia into.
Rio Pescado day after today. Today,” I amended. “And you got here right here. The final position try to be. Tempting destiny, are not you?” by way of “fate” I figured he intended Carmine or the Weasel, yet i used to be too weary to get into it with him. At nine A.M., a method or one other, i used to be starting my store, yet I acknowledged simply, “There is not any destiny worse than spending one other hour during this dress.” “Speaking of which, your sneakers are nonetheless on the cemetery. that is a problem.” “Actually,” I acknowledged, “it's a tragedy. they're Miu Miu. Seventy-five.