A First Date with Death (A Love or Money Mystery #1) (Paperback)

By Diana Orgain

Berkley, 9780425271681, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

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MP3 CD (5/31/2016)

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Reality TV meets murder in the first in a new mystery series from the author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries and co-author the New York Times bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries.

When brokenhearted Georgia Thornton goes looking for romance on reality TV, she has nothing to lose—apart from a good man, a cash prize, and maybe her life…

What was Georgia thinking? Sure, some cad ditched her at the altar, but can she really find love on TV? Her best friend—and producer of the reality show Love or Money—thinks so. Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia’s first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden Gate Bridge.

He’s replaced by Paul Sanders, Georgia’s former fiancé. But the cop isn’t looking for a TV gig. Suspecting that the lover’s leap was no accident, Paul’s going undercover. When another bachelor gets a fatal kiss-off, the reality is that someone has killer new plans for the show—and for Georgia herself. Now, under the threat of permanent cancellation, Georgia fears that the only man on the set she can trust is the one man she just can’t count on…

About the Author

Diana Orgain is the author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries and coauthor of Gilt Trip with Laura Childs in the New York Times bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries. She holds an MFA and BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University with a minor in Acting. Diana’s plays have been produced at San Francisco State University, GreenHouses Productions, and PlayGround in San Francisco. She lives in the city with her husband and their children.

Praise For A First Date with Death (A Love or Money Mystery #1)

Praise for Diana Orgain and her novels:

“A charming debut thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

“A straightforward whodunit …a fun mystery.”—The Mystery Gazette

“An excellent female sleuth novel with lots of humor!”—Listology

“Deftly plotted with a winning protagonist…a page-turning read. We will be hearing much more from this talented newcomer.”—Sheldon Siegel, New York Times bestselling author

“Orgain’s protagonist…is a charming, gutsy, wry character.”—Louise Ure, Shamus Award-winning author

“An entertaining new sleuth.”—Gillian Roberts, author of the Amanda Pepper series