From Publishers Weekly
Carrie Carlin, a biofeedback clinician at a relaxation clinic and divorced mother of two, becomes entangled in the murder investigation of wealthy socialite Helena Forester after taking in an elderly friend, Frannie Gold, who happens to be the sole witness to the crime. Much to the chagrin of her boyfriend, Lieutenant Ted Brodsky, Carlin begins her own investigation into the case, speaking with suspects on the sly, many of whom are also her patients at the clinic. Soon, Carlin herself becomes the stalker's target, encouraging her to pick up the pace. She uncovers an intriguing secret side of Forester that involves the importation of Asian girls as sex slaves, the Japanese mafia, a disgruntled stepdaughter and shady ex-husbands. While Tesler, in her newest Carrie Carlin mystery (Sharks, Jellyfish and Other Deadly Things), skillfully hides the killer's identity, she sadly keeps the clamps closed on Carlin's personal motivation for taking over the investigation and bypassing the police.
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"This is a fast-paced read, an engaging mystery written with great style that will pull you into a world of delightful characters."
- Renie Dugwyler, About.com
"Nancy Tesler navigates the reader through the complex tangle of Forester's murder and Carrie's susequent investigation with remarkable ease. At the same time, Tesler leaves the reader guessing about the identity of the person responsible....almost to the bitter end....The tension rises up off the pages...For one hell of page turner, tune into Shooting Stars and Other Deadly Things...."
- Crescent Blues Book Views
"Shooting Stars and Other Deadly Things" is filled with charming characters.The convoluted plot is fast-paced with plenty of clues and numerous suspects. Enjoyable entertainment."
-The Mystery Reader