A Playdate With Death

A Playdate With Death

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Smart, witty mystery from the author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure... Public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum is a a€œsmart and fearlessa€ (Sue Grafton) sleuth whose previous adventures have been praised as a€œcompellinga€ (Publishers Weekly) and a€œentertaininga€ (Booklist). In A Playdate with Death, shea€™s back in top forma€”taming tantrums, battling boredom, chasing cluesa€b No one ever said motherhood was a walk in the park, but Juliet Applebaum is doing her best. Shea€™s been showing up (more or less) on time to pick up her daughter from preschool. Shea€™s trying (in vain) to discourage her two-and-a-half-year-old sona€™s interest in firearms. And in between planning playdates and playing dress up, shea€™s even managed to fit in some much-needed kid-free time, working out with a personal trainer at the local health club. Ita€™s going well. Shea€™s losing weight. Shea€™s even happya€”until her trainer commits suicide. A charming, cheerful aspiring actor, Bobby Katz seemed to have it alla€”and Juliet just cana€™t believe he died at his own hand. She suspects that therea€™s a much more sinister explanationa€”and that it may lie with Bobbya€™s parents, who never told him he was adopted. Or with his grieving fiancee, a recovering addict who just fell off the wagon. Or with his birth mother, a woman he had recently started to look fora€”who had gone to great lengths to ensure that she would never be found. Always up for a task that will get her out of the house, Juliet keeps running down secretsa€”until, at last, she runs into the trutha€b Ayelet Waldman is the author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Red Hook Road, Daughter's Keeper, and other acclaimed works, as well as the Mommy-Track Mysteries, including such titles as The Big Nap and Death Gets a Time-Out.He wasreadywith an encouraging word oran inspiring quote fromone of his AA manuals. But hewasna#39;t ... His sources at the LAPD werena#39;t saying much about Bobbya#39;s death. a€œLetme putit this way, a€ ... I get the feeling theya#39;re thinking that if it was a homicide, itwas adrug hita€”you knew the guy was an addict, right?a€ a€œ Recovered.

Title:A Playdate With Death
Author:Ayelet Waldman
Publisher:Penguin - 2003-07-01


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