From Publishers Weekly
With more than 25 contemporary romances (Automatic Proposal
, etc.) under the pen name Kelsey Roberts, Pollero makes her frivolous but fun mystery debut featuring Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T.), a 29-year-old West Palm Beach paralegal whose designer name-dropping prattle and discount shopaholism obscure her smarts. Bored silly by her job in the estates and trusts department, she agrees to help a senior partner handle a client convinced that her deceased husband didn't fall asleep at the wheel but was actually murdered. Finley's sweet but boring boyfriend is out of town, and her credit cards are maxed out, so she applies her bargain-hunting instincts to the investigation and finds a statistical improbability in the "accidental" deaths of several jurors after a medical malpractice suit. She meets the obligatory bad boy detective, Liam McGarrity, and wriggles out of several tight spots in this lighthearted romp. (Mar.)
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When it comes to putting together a killer couture wardrobe on a tight budget, paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner knows exactly what she is doing. When it comes to catching a clever killer, Finley doesn't have a clue. But Finley's boss insists that she meet with Stacy Evans, who is convinced her husband Marcus' death was no accident. At first, Finley thinks the widow is just having a difficult time adapting to loss, but she discovers that not only was Marcus a juror on a high-profile medical-malpractice trial but also that several other of the jurors have recently died in "accidents." Pollero fashions the first volume in a stylishly entertaining new amateur sleuth series that is certain to be a runway hit with mystery readers who like a dash of chick-lit sass and a pinch of romance with their detecting. John CharlesCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved