Smart, witty mystery from the author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure... Public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum is a asmart and fearlessa (Sue Grafton) sleuth whose previous adventures have been praised as acompellinga (Publishers Weekly) and aentertaininga (Booklist). In A Playdate with Death, sheas back in top formataming tantrums, battling boredom, chasing cluesab No one ever said motherhood was a walk in the park, but Juliet Applebaum is doing her best. Sheas been showing up (more or less) on time to pick up her daughter from preschool. Sheas trying (in vain) to discourage her two-and-a-half-year-old sonas interest in firearms. And in between planning playdates and playing dress up, sheas even managed to fit in some much-needed kid-free time, working out with a personal trainer at the local health club. Itas going well. Sheas losing weight. Sheas even happyauntil her trainer commits suicide. A charming, cheerful aspiring actor, Bobby Katz seemed to have it allaand Juliet just canat believe he died at his own hand. She suspects that thereas a much more sinister explanationaand that it may lie with Bobbyas 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 forawho 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 secretsauntil, at last, she runs into the truthab 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. aLetme putit this way, a ... I get the feeling theya#39;re thinking that if it was a homicide, itwas adrug hitayou knew the guy was an addict, right?a a Recovered.
|Title||:||A Playdate With Death|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2003-07-01|