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Dating Dead Men (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Harley Jane Kozak

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Title:Dating Dead Men
Authors:Harley Jane Kozak
Info:Doubleday (2004), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 336 pages
Collections:Your library, Read and kept
Rating:****
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The author is from Nebraska. My mother went to law school with her sister. When Kozak was coming thru on a book tour, I got mom to go with me to listen to her and meet her. I have since picked up all the books in this series. Wollie Shelley, named after the author of Frankenstein, has no interest in investigating crimes. She runs a card shop and dreams of earning the right to own a franchise. She also designs cards. Her brother, PB, is mentally ill, having been struck with this when he became an adult. Wollie finds a dead body when going to see PB at the facility where he is currently living. She has a friend, Joey, who was the star of a tv show called Gun Girl and who married well. Another friend, Fredricka, works at a nail salon and fills in at the card shop as needed. Wollie doesn't want to report the dead body as her brother tends to really wig out when around the police. At the facility, she is taken prisoner by a man she calls Doc and to whom she is really attracted to. They leave in her car and she lets him take her car. He keeps showing up and she gets involved in investigating the crime, mostly because she is afraid of her brother's possible involvement. She is also involved in a dating project, dating man after man for Dr. Cookie who wants to publish a book about dating. So Wollie goes back and froth from dates to investigating and is often stuck in extremely sexy clothes for her dates. There is a contract with a company who supplies the clothing for the dates and she is forced to wear what they supply. She is a very tall blonde (naturally). Lots of humor and suspense in the book. I like Wollie although I don't like all her choices. I listened to this book and really liked that.
  taurus27 | Mar 3, 2017 |
If you like the Stephanie Plum series, you'll like Dating Dead Men. Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist that gets caught up in a murder investigation, with often hilarious results. This book has more than enough twists and quirky characters to keep the reader glued to the book. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
If you like the Stephanie Plum series, you'll like Dating Dead Men. Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist that gets caught up in a murder investigation, with often hilarious results. This book has more than enough twists and quirky characters to keep the reader glued to the book. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
An amusing book. ( )
  kmmsb459 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Wollie Shelley manages a greetign card store and is participating in a dating project to earn money to buy the store. On a trip to visit her brother in a mental health institution she discovers a body and meets a good looking man dressed as a surgeon. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0767921232, Paperback)

Los Angeles greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is dating forty men in sixty days as research for a radio talk show host’s upcoming book, How to Avoid Getting Dumped All the Time. Wollie is meeting plenty of eligible bachelors but not falling in love, not until she stumbles over a dead body en route to Rio Pescado—a state-run mental hospital—and is momentarily taken hostage by a charismatic “doctor” who is on the run from the Mob. Wollie fears that her beloved brother, a paranoid schizophrenic living at Rio Pescado, is involved in the murder, so rather than go to the authorities, she decides to solve the crime on her own. As she meets up with an array of small-time crooks and swaggering mobsters only slightly more sinister than the men she’s been dating, Wollie realizes that “getting dumped” is the least of her problems. Finding true love, she discovers, sometimes means learning how to avoid getting killed . . .

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Wollie Shelley, a greeting card artist and small business owner, is dating forty men in sixty days as a participant in a social science research project when she stumbles over a dead body. Wollie decides to investigate the murder because she is afraid her paranoid schizophrenic brother may be involved.… (more)

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