Shoes to Die for

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Kensington Books, 2005 - Fiction - 228 pages
20 Reviews
If clothes make the man, then what do Jaine's elastic waist pants and untucked T-shirts make her? A fashion nightmare, according to her neighbor Lance. In a land of halter tops and barely-there skirts, Jaine is hopelessly out of step, but comfort is high on her list of priorities. She doesn't expect Lance--who works in the designer shoe department at Neiman Marcus--to understand...which is how she ends up at his favorite boutique, Passions, one bleak day. Not many double-digit-sized bodies pass through Passions' doors, and Jaine senses disaster. Though the staff, including a tiny orange-haired clerk named Becky, couldn't be more helpful, the stuff they wear is definitely not for Jaine. Though Jaine doesn't land a new look, she does land a new job. Passions' owner, former model Grace Lynbrook, gives Jaine a chance to write their new magazine ads. The next morning, dressed to kill in a $3,000 Prada suit that Lance convinced her to buy and return the next day, Jaine arrives at Passions to pitch her ideas. What she finds is Frenchie pitched over, stabbed in the neck by one of her own stilettos. And though there's no shortage of suspects, the police want to pin the crime on Becky, whose new boyfriend was one of Frenchie's former boy-toys. Though they just met, Becky hires Jaine to clear her name. Luckily for Jaine, gumshoes don't give her blisters. Now all she has to do is figure out who hated Giselle the most, in a case of death by designer knock-off...
  

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Review: Shoes To Die For (A Jaine Austen Mystery #4)

User Review  - Michaela Kollin - Goodreads

Laura Levine is the funniest mystery writer I've ever read. Jaine Austen is a hilarious heroine and these books always brighten up my day. I personally thought that Shoes to Die For was the best in the series, but with a series this good, even the worst of the bunch are definitely worth reading. Read full review

Review: Shoes To Die For (A Jaine Austen Mystery #4)

User Review  - Janice Williams - Goodreads

kept you guessing Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
Section 4
25
Section 5
35
Section 6
51
Section 7
59
Section 8
65
Section 14
117
Section 15
133
Section 16
143
Section 17
157
Section 18
167
Section 19
175
Section 20
183
Section 21
191

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
89
Section 12
95
Section 13
109
Section 22
205
Section 23
213
Section 24
221
Section 25
227
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About the author (2005)

Levine is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Three's Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

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