And Murder Makes Three (Paperback)

By Ayelet Waldman

Berkley, 9780425280881, 496pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

List Price: 17.00*
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Nursery Crimes
Bored with playdates and trips to the park, Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned stay-at-home mom, gets off the mommy track to hunt down the murderer of a preschool principal.

The Big Nap
When her infant son’s babysitter disappears, an exhausted Juliet and her over-tired kids travel to Brooklyn to find answers, justice, and maybe the chance to get a nice, long nap.

A Playdate with Death
Juliet is happy to be getting some kid-free time at the gym—until her peppy personal trainer dies under mysterious circumstances. Always up for a reason to get out of the house, Juliet jumps at the chance to investigate.

About the Author

Ayelet Waldman is the author of Love and Treasure; Red Hook Road; Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace; Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (adapted into The Other Woman, a major motion picture starring Natalie Portman); and Daughter’s Keeper. She’s also the author of the Mommy-Track mysteries, including Bye-Bye Black Sheep, The Cradle Robbers, and Murder Plays House. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), San Francisco Chronicle, Elle magazine,, and elsewhere. Her radio commentaries have been featured on “All Things Considered” and “The California Report.” A Harvard Law School graduate and former public defender, she lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband Michael Chabon and four children. 

Praise For And Murder Makes Three

Praise for the Mommy-Track mysteries

“Juliet Applebaum is smart, fearless, and completely candid about life as a full-time mom with a penchant for part-time detective work.”—Sue Grafton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of W is for Wasted

“Funny, clever, touching, original, wacky, and wildly successful.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Death at the Door

“Witty…Smart sleuthing…The way [Juliet] maintains her sense of humor while juggling detective chores and baby duty is awesome.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“A brassy, funny, quick-witted protagonist.”—Houston Chronicle

“Charming…painfully accurate—and very funny—about the state of parenthood.”—Seattle Times