A Date You Can't Refuse
By Harley Jane Kozak
(Broadway, Paperback, 9780767924221, 352pp.)
Publication Date: March 17, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Serial dater and greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley goes undercover in a media-training company suspected of video piracy, but when a dead body appears on the company’s property, she’s caught up in a conspiracy that goes way beyond some stolen DVDs.
Wollie Shelley isn’t happy about taking the job as a “social coach” at MediaRex, but the FBI makes her an offer she can’t refuse. If she agrees to infiltrate the company, they’ll guarantee that her schizophrenic brother will have a home at the federally subsidized halfway house he’s come to love. So Wollie launches into teaching three foreign celebrities how to cope with the customs of Beverly Hills, improve their English, and become Oprah-ready. And when a coyote-chewed corpse appears in the MediaRex compound, Wollie realizes that her colleagues are concealing some serious secrets of their own.
HARLEY JANE KOZAK is an actor whose screen credits include Parenthood, The Favor, and Arachnophobia. She is the author of Dating Dead Men, Dating Is Murder, and Dead Ex. She lives in Agoura Hills, California.
Praise for A Date You Can't Refuse:
Kozak has a gift for creating characters that you care about and placing them in interesting situations. Her books might not exactly be realistic -- OK, they're pretty outlandish -- but they sure are a lot of fun to read. - Chicago Sun Times
Kozak engages the emotions–one minute she sends fissions of fear up your spine, and the next, she tickles your funny bone.- Library Journal
“Sharp and witty, but heartfelt.” — Kirkus Review
“Kozak keeps the laughs and chills in bewitching balance.” — Publisher’s Weekly
Praise for Dead Ex:
“A page-turner of a mystery. A lovable sleuth. A real winner!” —Janet Evanovich
“A Greek mythology twist and crackling insider insight into the fascinating soap opera world enhance this clever whodunit.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“For drama, wit and just plain fun, every life (and death) needs a little Wollie.” –Kirkus Reviews