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Lucky Stuff (Jane Wheel Mysteries)

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Officially divorced, antiques picker and private investigator Jane Wheel finally faces the reality that she needs to sell her house, which means clearing out her extensive—and beloved—antique collection. While its a daunting task, the preemptive move proves worthwhile when her house sells in one day. Finding herself suddenly homeless, Jane heads to her hometown, Kankakee, Illinois, to find that it, too, has been turned upside down.

Lucky Miller, a little-known comedian, is staging what he calls a comeback. Its all part of his plan to break into showbiz by making it seem like hes always been a big name. Suspicious of what Luckys trying to prove and why hes chosen to prove it in Kankakee, Janes mother, Nellie, hires Jane to investigate. But why does Nellie care? Lucky would sure like to know, so he, too, calls on Jane to find out. Still, Nellie may be the least of his problems when a driver on his crew turns up dead hours after claiming that Lucky tried to kill him.

With the charming and dogged Jane Wheel at the center of another clever puzzle, Lucky Stuff is an outstanding addition to Sharon Fiffers popular series.

Review:

"In Fiffer's charming if lightweight eighth Jane Wheel mystery (after 2011's Backstage Stuff), antiques picker Jane decides it's time for a new life, now that her son has gone to boarding school. After putting her Evanston, Ill., house on the market, Jane sends her treasured curios to her friend, Tim Lowry, for safe storage in her hometown, Kankakee, Ill., and heads there for a brief visit. She finds the town has been turned upside down by comedian Lucky Miller, there with a production crew to film a roast for his comeback. Jane's mom and dad, who run the EZ Way Inn, are in the thick of all the hoopla. Then, Jane learns that Lucky is looking for much more than a comeback, and a death from peanuts casts a pall over the proceedings. Leave it to sleuth Jane to figure out what's going on by the time of the climactic bowling tournament. Agent: Gail Hochman, Brandt & Hochman Literary. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

SHARON FIFFER collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, and other killer stuff. The author of seven previous Jane Wheel mysteries, she lives near Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312643034
Author:
Fiffer, Sharon
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Series Volume:
No. 8
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 320 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312643034 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Fiffer's charming if lightweight eighth Jane Wheel mystery (after 2011's Backstage Stuff), antiques picker Jane decides it's time for a new life, now that her son has gone to boarding school. After putting her Evanston, Ill., house on the market, Jane sends her treasured curios to her friend, Tim Lowry, for safe storage in her hometown, Kankakee, Ill., and heads there for a brief visit. She finds the town has been turned upside down by comedian Lucky Miller, there with a production crew to film a roast for his comeback. Jane's mom and dad, who run the EZ Way Inn, are in the thick of all the hoopla. Then, Jane learns that Lucky is looking for much more than a comeback, and a death from peanuts casts a pall over the proceedings. Leave it to sleuth Jane to figure out what's going on by the time of the climactic bowling tournament. Agent: Gail Hochman, Brandt & Hochman Literary. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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