Harley Jane Kozak
Reading and signing
Monday, August 20, 8pm
Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books | 265 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables | FL | 33134
Wollie Shelley, the endearing, idiosyncratic heroine of the
award-winning "Dating Dead Men" and "Dating Is Murder" returns in a funny murder mystery set in the world of television soaps.
When David Zetrakis, the producer of a popular soap opera, is found
shot to death the day after Christmas, Wollie Shelley finds herself caught
up in the murder investigation. Zetrakis was one of the many Mr.
Wrongs in Wollie's career as a serial dater, and her friend Joey has emerged
as the media's prime suspect. A hot-tempered celebrity who had dated
Zetrakis and was fired from his show some years ago, Joey has inherited
a million-dollar Klimt from him. But Joey is not the only potential
suspect. Zetrakis left lots of nice bequests to the cast and crew of the
show. And as the dating correspondent on a talk show called SoapDirt,
Wollie, who's required to dine and dish with the stars, quickly discovers
that the behind-the-scenes intrigues of television soaps are as highly
charged as the on-screen shenanigans.
When Wollie is not trying to protect Joey from an onslaught of
predatory reporters, she's helping her brother make the transition from a
mental hospital to a halfway house and negotiating her relationship with
Simon, her FBI-agent boyfriend. "Dead Ex" is another full-out romp of a
mystery sure to please Kozak's many fans and win her many new ones, too.
About the Author
HARLEY JANE KOZAK is an actor who appeared in the movies "Parenthood,"
"The Favor," and "Arachnophobia" and has also acted on the soap opera "The
Guiding Light." Her first novel, "Dating Dead Men," won the Agatha, Anthony,
and Macavity awards. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California.