Wednesday, December 07, 2005

DATING DEAD MEN by Harley Jane Kozak

Things are tough for LA card shop owner Wollie Shelley. Her bid to upgrade her shop is being reviewed by a fusty, by-the-book man; her part-time job of going on blind dates for a radio talk show's research project is turning up duds; her brother is having a psychotic episode; she's just discovered a body; and she's been kidnapped by a pseudo doctor at the psychiatric hospital. Needless to say, it takes a while to work out all these problems, even if the path were direct. Screwball comedy, however, never takes a direct path, so this one will keep you laughing for a while. It's a good outing for this first-time author. Enjoy the ride!

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