The PMS Murder - Jaine Austin, No 5 Author:Laura Levine On the frontlines of the battle of the bulge, otherwise known as trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann's, freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend--a wannabe actress named Pam--and gets a new job: sprucing up Pam's bare-bones resume. Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invites Jaine to join T... more »he PMS Club-a women's support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas.
But joining the club proves to be more a curse than a blessing for Jaine. Though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine never takes the warning literally. Until another PMS member, Marybeth, drops dead over a mouthful of the green stuff after confessing she is having an affair with Rochelle's husband.
While Rochelle and her husband are the obvious suspects, everyone at that night's meeting is under suspicion, including Jaine. So, instead of dishing dirt with The PMS Club, Jaine has to dig up dirt on the surviving members. And soon it becomes clear: someone in this club thinks getting away with murder should be a privilege of membership...« less
I like Jaine a lot. She is constantly fighting the battle of the bulge, looking for better paying work, and copying with her overweight cat, Prozac. In this book she makes a new friend who invites her to join her group of friends in the PMS Club. What's not to enjoy? The best guacamole and margaritas, while sitting around dishing with the girls! Until there is a murder and it is obvious it is one of the group. But which one? I had my suspect picked out fairly early. See if you get it right!
Another winner. Interesting characters doing strange, funny, and everyday things. Jaine's comments on what she thinks others are thinking are entertaining. Her parents never have a dull moment. Even the Shalom Retirement Center has a drama. A satisfying cozy mystery.
Another great book in this series. I love the character. The only thing I have a 'bone to pick with' is the references to the previous books "Now available in a bookstore near you." But that is minor. I find myself smiling and laughing throughout the book. A quick read!
This is the fifth book in the Jaine Austen series by Laura Levine. Another very funny story. In this one, Jaine joins a "women's support group" called the PMS Club. When one of the club members is poisoned with some guacamole containing peanut oil (she had a peanut allergy), all the members of the club come under suspicion, and Jaine tries to solve the murder. I liked this one better than some of the others in this series!