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Morrow, Oct 2004, 24.95, 310 pp.
ISBN: 0060527293

Caterer Goldy Schulz cannot believe the Governor of Colorado commuted the sentence of her ex-husband wealthy Dr. John Korman, imprisoned for aggravated assault for beating up a girlfriend as he did Goldy on numerous occasions. Still she cannot worry about the “Jerk” as she has an event to cater. However, not long after John is freed, Goldy is knocked unconscious and the memorial luncheon for Albert Kerr is ruined by mice and spoiled food. Shehas no doubt that John is involved with her woes. To make matters worse, the Jerk arrives at the Kerr memorial to yell at Goldy about their teenage son Arch.

Not long afterward, someone kills the Jerk with Goldy's stolen gun near the body. The Aspen police believe Goldy is the prime suspect although others have motives to see him dead including his only other former wife Marla. Even dead the Jerk interferes with Goldy's life so she decides to no longer wait for the detectives to find the killer; accompanied by her peer in the exclusive former wives' club, she and Marla investigate.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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