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AN Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper Mass Market Paperback – November 2, 2010
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Elaine Viets has actually worked those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels,just like her character, Helen Hawthorne. Over the years, Elaine has been a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, bookseller, and weed puller at fifty cents a bucket. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, author and actor Don Crinklaw. Please visit her blog: The Lipstick Chronicles.
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Her newest shopping trip is to Desiree Lingerie, a high-end lingerie store, her friend Alyce in tow, with the promise of new lingerie as well as her shopping pay. The store manager. Laura Ferguson, is her former high school gym teacher, who came to her aid when mean girls were teasing her about her flat chest. She is no longer teaching, thanks to one of those mean girls. And who should drop into the store but the worst of them all, Francie! After being nasty to both Laura & Josie, she takes off. And who but Josie finds her dead in the handicapped stall in the mall's ladies' room!
Josie, aided by Alyce, begins to investigate when Laura is arrested for murder. She checks out the two salesclerks and a man who came by to pick up an order. Meanwhile, Amelia is ready for her first bra, which leads to another trip to Desiree.
It becomes more imperative for Josie to find the real killer because Laura's daughter Kate is having a problem pregnancy and needs her mother with her.
A new character is introduced--Officer Doris Norris--who I hope will become a regular character in the series. She tries unsuccessfully to get Josie to stop her investigation, but of course she won't succeed.
There is a new animal as well, as they end up adopting a shih tzu that has been abandoned. Although Jane doesn't want him at first, she quickly comes to love him.
The last chapter tells what happened to all the major characters after the killer has been apprehended. All's well for everyone except the guilty party.
If you've liked the other books, you will enjoy this one.
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Would recommend to any of my friends who like a good mystery.