Review “Death of a Gigolo” by Laura Levine


By Laura Levine

Romance for freelance writer Jaine Austen is looking up—both personally and professionally. After ditching her deadbeat husband, Dickie Elliot, several years ago for more reasons than this review has space to list, he pops back into her life, a changed man with a great job, and the kind of washboard abs that only ongoing workouts at the local gym can produce. Dickie’s also become a vegetarian and is into meditation, but Jaine’s willing to forgive that part as long as she can still have her junk food fix on the sly.

A hot and steamy romance novel is also what Jaine’s hired to ghostwrite for wealthy, eccentric, Daisy Kincaid, who’s determined to make a name for herself as a professional writer. As Jaine toils away spewing out purple prose galore, she gets to know and become friends with Daisy’s inner circle: her elderly suitor, her personal chef, her maid, and her secretary. Everyone is getting along well until Daisy falls under the spell of a much younger stud named Tommy who moves into Daisy’s mansion and completely takes over her life. Daisy’s inner circle is appalled at the influence Tommy has over her. When Daisy and Tommy announce their engagement, and their wedding is scheduled to take place in just a few days on a huge yacht Daisy has booked for the occasion, it’s the last straw for everyone, particularly Tommy, who’s found a short time later stabbed to death.

The always curious Jaine can’t resist snooping around, and she discovers that each person in the inner circle not only hated Tommy, but also has a secret they’re desperate to hide from Daisy. And Daisy has a humdinger of a secret, too.

“Death of a Gigolo” is another hilarious edition in Laura Levine’s Jaine Austen mystery series. It takes a talented author to keep a long-running series fresh, and Laura Levine is at the top of her game in this one.

Review “Death of a Gigolo”


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