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Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Cha
Author: Jane Heller
What does a woman do when her husband loses everything in the stock market...Then ditches her to go back to his first wife? — If she's Alison Waxman Koff, and she's spent most of the '80s living the Good Life in an extravagant mansion in an upscale Connecticut exurb, she sells her furs and starts doing her own nails. When that isn't enough she fa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780821749968
ISBN-10: 082174996X
Publication Date: 6/1/1995
Pages: 396
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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ElleS avatar reviewed Cha Cha Cha on + 112 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Funny story about a woman who was very rich and after her divorce she has to be someone's housekeeper.
robinmy avatar reviewed Cha Cha Cha on + 2042 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Funny book! Jane Heller alwyas comes through with an amusing story.
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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.
MaxieCat avatar reviewed Cha Cha Cha on + 261 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of Heller's better books. Good love story, funny mystery plot.
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fun quick read, part mystery, part romance
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baeb47 avatar reviewed Cha Cha Cha on + 207 more book reviews
Excellent story. Suspense, mystery, romance and comedy all in one!
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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.
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Suspense meets romance meets zany comedy in Jane Heller's hard-hitting and hilarious debut novel about love and survival in the 90's.
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Very funny. Quick read. Immensely enjoyable.
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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.


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