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"Sax's series debut mashes mystery with romantic comedy but is more incomprehensible than funny. Itinerant job-hopper Gladie Burger has come to her grandmother's small Southern California town to reluctantly take over the family matchmaking business. When a neighbor across the street is found dead, the death is ruled an accident by the police, but the deceased's family members implausibly insist that inexperienced matchmaker Gladie discover the real cause of death. As Gladie incompetently investigates, unconvincing candidates for romantic hero wander past: womanizing police chief Spencer Bolton, who creepily invades Gladie's bed uninvited while she is asleep, and mysterious neighbor and suspected murderer Arthur Holden. Even readers who can put up with sexism disguised as comedic characterization (' â€˜Correction, Legs,' he said, eyeing my lower half, on display in my dress. ‘I can call you whatever I want' ') will find little appeal in the senseless plot. Agent: Alex Glass, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember is her first novel.

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cjr, October 5, 2013 (view all comments by cjr)
I read this book when it first came out because it looked like an interesting book. I was wrong. It is, by far, one of the most HILARIOUS books I have ever read and, since I read 4-6 books a week, that's saying something! Buy this book. You will not be disappointed!!!!!
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ISBN:
9780345532220
Author:
Sax, Elise
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Matchmaker
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.89 x 4.16 x 0.87 in 0.34 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sax's series debut mashes mystery with romantic comedy but is more incomprehensible than funny. Itinerant job-hopper Gladie Burger has come to her grandmother's small Southern California town to reluctantly take over the family matchmaking business. When a neighbor across the street is found dead, the death is ruled an accident by the police, but the deceased's family members implausibly insist that inexperienced matchmaker Gladie discover the real cause of death. As Gladie incompetently investigates, unconvincing candidates for romantic hero wander past: womanizing police chief Spencer Bolton, who creepily invades Gladie's bed uninvited while she is asleep, and mysterious neighbor and suspected murderer Arthur Holden. Even readers who can put up with sexism disguised as comedic characterization (' â€˜Correction, Legs,' he said, eyeing my lower half, on display in my dress. ‘I can call you whatever I want' ') will find little appeal in the senseless plot. Agent: Alex Glass, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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