The Stiff and the Dead
By Lori Avocato
(Avon Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780060731663, 336pp.)
Publication Date: June 2005
List Price: $6.99*
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This funny and charming second book in our promising new mass market mystery series features Pauline Sokol, a sassy 30-something ex-nurse turned medical insurance fraud investigator.
Pauline Sokol has just escaped serious bodily harm during her first investigation, when her second case file is literally thrown into her lap. And this one seems to be a doozie--with one suspect already dead Pauline's sleuthing leads her to the Senior Citizen's Clinic, where she realizes that her deceased suspect was part of an illegal Viagra ring Pauline is soon going undercover as a senior hot mama and chasing down leads at the local bingo parlor.
Between fending off some wrinkled "over-70" admirers, and helping the sexy investigator Jagger with his own case at the Senior Clinic, Pauline is again faced with a murderer on the loose Adding to her panic is the reality that her attraction to Jagger is intensifying, despite the fact that the handsome and reliable Nick is courting her. With the help of her hilarious family and friends, Pauline must juggle an undercover nursing gig, two sexy leading men, a senior alter-ego, and a gaggle of geriatric suspects--all before she becomes the next victim.
“Fans of Evanovich are sure to enjoy this funny, fast-paced series.”
-Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“Clever, comical, and gutsy, Pauline Sokol is the perfect sleuth.”
-Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries
“An outrageous romp of a novel; a laugh and a shiver -- a book I just couldn’t put down.”
-Christopher Whitcomb, former FBI agent and New York Times bestselling author of Cold Zero, Black, and White
“Sexy and sassy . . . a sure prescription for outrageous sleuthing.”
“A wonderful debut mystery . . . a solid who-done-it, chick lit style.”
“A hilarious roller coaster ride.”
-Merline Lovelace, USA Today Bestselling Author
“A fresh, new voice in mystery . . . great fun and a diverting escape.”
-Laura Van Wormer
“A wacky and outright hilarious new mystery series...great sparring dialogue, well-defined characters and comedy galore.”
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