Beneath the cutesy tagline "A Smith and Wetzon Mystery" lies a shrewd and funny series about two female Wall Street headhunters whose combined strengths and quirks make a formidable, fascinating unit. This seventh outing keeps the tall, elegant, coolly autocratic Xenia Smith in the background while petite Leslie Wetzson--an ex-Broadway dancer who too often lets her heart get her into trouble--trades one controlling lover for another as she explores the connections between a couple of poisonings and an upscale catering company. Annette Meyers writes a series of excellent historical mysteries (under the pseudonym Maan Meyers) with her husband Martin, set in Dutch New Amsterdam before it became New York (The Dutchman's Dilemma
, The House on Mulberry Street
). Here she creates a perfect tone--part bitchy, part lyrical--for her tales of more recent Manhattanites. Her last Smith and Wetzon shootout, These Bones Were Made for Dancin'
, is available in paperback.
From Library Journal
Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon, Wall Street head-hunters, attempt to work with caterers Barron and Devora but suspect one or the other of murder. Smith and Wetzon, meanwhile, have new business and love problems as well. Incisive and witty.
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