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Old 09-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #88
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What's A Girl Gotta Do? (Robin Hudson Mysteries - Book #1) - Sparkle Hayter [Humorous Mystery]

Amazon US---Not Free at Amazon UK

-Previously published by Penguin in 1995.

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Who is investigating the investigative reporters of the All News Network, and why? When a private investigator turns up dead, Robin Hudson and most her colleagues become suspects. Which of this mad crew is the killer, and how will Robin find out before she too ends up on a slab?

"Flat-out funny, audacious and a little bit weird, Hayter stakes out territory all her own . . .. For readers who respond to this brand of humor, Hayter's next book can't be published soon enough." Publisher's Weekly (starred review).

"Put down the paper right now and go out to buy What's a Girl Gotta Do by Sparkle Hayter . . . a mystery where you wait on the edge of your seat not for the next murder, but for the next thing Robin is going to say." The Washington Post.

"Enough fun here to make us beg for another installment." Vogue

"Hilarious." Playboy

"The funniest thing to come out of Canada since the moose." Red Magazine

"A hilariously written romp across the gender divide, downtown Manhattan's alternative scenes, and the frenetic world of TV News." Entertainment Weekly

From Publishers Weekly:
Hayter, a journalist and stand-up comic, mines what she knows in this well-plotted mystery featuring an off-the-wall amateur sleuth. Robin Hudson, a "third-string correspondent" for TV's All News Network, saves news clippings on murder victims and grows poison ivy in the New York apartment she had shared with her husband, Burke Avery, until Amy Penny, an ANN magazine show co-host, swiped him. Robin observes Burke and Amy billing and cooing at the network's New Year's Eve party at a Manhattan hotel just before a stranger slips her a page from a PI report on herself and suggests she go to room 13D. No one answers at 13D and Robin suspects a prank until news breaks that a PI was bludgeoned to death in that room and that Robin was the last one seen in the area. She begins investigating on her own, while folks around ANN turn edgy: some shared an acquaintance with the PI that was more intimate than congenial. Someone breaks into Robin's apartment, leaving her to relish the one bright spot in her life--the sudden interest of good-looking producer Eric Slansky. Flat-out funny, audacious and a little weird, this debut stakes out territory all its own. For readers who respond to this brand of humor, Hayter's next book can't be published soon enough.
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