No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 15, 2015

    Mary Helen Specht: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Mary Helen Specht



    Migratory Animals is mostly set in Texas during the first years of the most recent recession, when the cast of characters — an eclectic group... Continue »
    1. $10.49 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Migratory Animals (P.S.)

      Mary Helen Specht 9780062346032

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.99
New Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
16 Local Warehouse Humor- General
3 Remote Warehouse Romance- Suspense

An Affair to Dismember

by

An Affair to Dismember Cover

ISBN13: 9780345532220
ISBN10: 0345532228
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

US

Review:

"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.

About the Author

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

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!!!!!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

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

Other books you might like

  1. Them Bones
    New Mass Market $7.99
  2. Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. Mama Does Time (Mace Bauer Mysteries) Used Trade Paper $2.50
  4. Katwalk (Kat Colorado Mysteries) Used Mass Market $2.50
  5. The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber... Used Mass Market $5.50
  6. Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop) New Mass Market $7.99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

An Affair to Dismember New Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.99 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345532220 Reviews:
"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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.