Nip, Tuck, Dead
A Pauline Sokol Mystery
By Lori Avocato
(Avon, Mass Market Paperback, 9780060837044, 304pp.)
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
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Ex-nurse-turned-insurance fraud investigator Pauline Sokol's willing to risk anything to put a bad doc out of business--even her best friend Goldie's near-perfect proboscis Her cross-dressing compadre has agreed to get his shnozz bobbed so Pauline can pose as his private nurse and gain entry into Highcliff Manor--a posh plastic surgery "spa" making an illegal killing with their repeat clientele.
But when a super-rich "frequent flier" is unexpectedly widowed--and a receptionist who knows too much is given the boot . . . off a nearby cliff --Pauline realizes she's stuck her own nose into something really nasty. Despite the pleasant distraction of the hunky Dr. Neal--and the unexpected appearance of her sexy cohort, Jagger--Pauline can't shake the feeling she's being closely watched. And if she's not careful, she'll be the next one who goes under the knife.
After serving in the Air Force as a registered nurse, Lori Avocato decided to give up nursing to write fiction. She lives in New England and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, PASIC, NINC, Romance Writers of America, the Author's Guild, and Sisters in Crime. She's raising two teenage sons (heaven help her!), and one darling dog, Spanky. Lori is the author of six novels featuring Pauline Sokol: A Dose of Murder; The Stiff and the Dead; One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest; Deep Sea Dead; Nip, Tuck, Dead; and Dead on Arrival.