DATING DEAD MEN – G Harley Jane Kozak – 1st book
Los Angeles greeting-card artist and card-and-gift shop manager Wollie Shelley is dating forty men in sixty days as research for a
bestselling author’s 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 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. Finding true love, she discovers, sometimes means learning how to avoid getting killed.
This is a delightful, entertaining first novel much stronger on characters than plot. But that alone made it an fun read and enough to probably make me look for her next book.