Funny story about a woman who was very rich and after her divorce she has to be someone's housekeeper.
Funny book! Jane Heller alwyas comes through with an amusing story.
Suspense and murder come together in this story of Alison who loses all her luxuries and needs to go back to housecleaning. When she becomes a suspect in a murder she must solve the crime while falling in love.
One of Heller's better books. Good love story, funny mystery plot.
fun quick read, part mystery, part romance
"Suspense meets romance meets zany comedy in Jane Heller's hard-hitting and hilarious debut novel about love and survival in the '90s. Alison Waxman Koff is a true heroine for our times as she scrambles to keep in step with a changing world and to find love with a man who might just turn out to be Prince Charming after all."
Suspense meets romance meets zany comedy in Jane Heller's hard-hitting and hilarious debut novel about love and survival in the 90's.
From Publishers Weekly
This debut novel by a publishing insider reads like a pallid imitation of Susan Isaacs, complete with a pampered Jewish housewife as sleuth. Alison Waxman Koff and her affluent husband live by the credo of Wall Street 's Gordon Gecko--"greed is good"--but their financial assets in upscale Layton, Conn., vanish in the crash of '87. Alison must do without her shopping trips, her manicures and eventually her husband, who returns to his first wife. Heavily in debt, she takes a job doing what she knows best: cleaning house. She becomes a maid for Melanie Moloney, a vitriolic, odious writer of sleazy biographies who is currently engaged in exposing the sins of Layton's leading citizen, a former Hollywood actor and U.S. senator. When Melanie is murdered, the inept local constabulary ignore the lengthy list of suspects and arrest Alison, who fights back with some unique weapons--even enlisting the aid of her loathsome mother. Heller's pursuit of humor is relentlessly heavy-handed, and her onslaught of lame wisecracks combines with stereotypical characters to further subvert her unsurprising story.
Excellent story. Suspense, mystery, romance and comedy all in one!
Very funny. Quick read. Immensely enjoyable.
A down on her luck woman turns to housecleaning as a new profession and winds up in the middle of a murder, with a dash of romance.
Alison Waxman Koff has spent the last decade living the Good Life in an upscale Connecticut suburg. But after loosing everything in the stock market her husband leaves her for his ex-wife.
She regroups and does what she is good at, housecleaning, but soon becomes embroiled in a murder as it's major suspect. Suspence and romance (finding Mr. Right) are a great balancing act. Loved it.
From the rear cover: "Alison Waxman Koff has spent the last decade living the Good Life in an upscale Connecticut suburb. But nothing lasts forever, a cliche that becomes all too real when her husband loses everything in the stock market and then ditches her to go back to his first wife. Proving that she can adapt to her new status-downwardly mobile-she sells her furs and starts doing her own nails.
It doesn't take Alison long to realize that she actually needs to earn money, and she's soon falling back on her one marketable skill: housecleaning. When that ends in mayhem and the murder of a sleazy biographer, this pampered wife-turned working gal finds herself with yet another role to play: prime suspect."