Caught Dead in Philadelphia Author:Gillian Roberts This book introduces a sparkling, wity new mystery series featuring Amanda Pepper, schoolteacher and talented sleuth. — Amanda lives in Philadelphia. It's a beautiful city, with its cobblestone streets and antique hitching posts. It can be noisy and even dangerous at times, but Amanda feels relatively happy and snug in her attractive little tow... more »nhouse. If only her mother would stop lecturing her on thejoys of matrimoney, everything would be fine. Life's all right as it is -- even minus men and cigarettes.
Until on rainy morning in April! The day starts off routinely enought with feeding Macavity, the resident feline, and reading the paper. Then the trouble begins. It's not even 8 o'clock when the doorbell rings. Amanda rarely receives uninvited guests for breakfast, so she's amazed when Liza Nichols shows up on her doorstep. Liza, a colleague at Philadelphia Prep, is more an acquaintance than a friend. She says she's exhausted; shes been walking for hours and has nowhere to go. Can she come in and rest?
Liza stays, but what happens after that is something Amanda could never have guessed. It's no fun to come home to a body in front of your fireplace. And it's even less fun when the police assume you may have something to do with it.« less