Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dead Head by Rosemary Harris

"So far I'd been excoriated for being a slut and pitied for being a dumpee who was all but stalking a former lover. If I didn't have such a positive self-image, I might have let those two calls discourage me."

~Page 139;

Title: Dead Head
Author: Rosemary Harris
ISBN: 9780312569945
Publisher: Minotaur Books/2010
Pages: 245

Paula Holliday, a gardening specialist in Springfield, Connecticut. But she has also earned some fame as an amateur sleuth. It is discovered that, Caroline Sturgis, a client/friend and a very cool mom, is a fugitive from law. She is really  Monica Jane Weithorn, who escaped from the prison, twenty years ago, where she had been jailed for drug charges. The tabloids in Springfield are having a field day, trashing Caroline. 

Paula has been thinking of going into business with Caroline when she is arrested. Caroline's husband, Grant wants Paula to find the person, who told on Caroline/Monica. Paula is not so keen.  But she finds about a stranger who had been to the Springfield a short while ago and must have recognized Caroline. Paula is determined to find out all about that stranger and how he knows Caroline.

And more she gets into it, more it gets murkier. And Sgt. Mike O'Malley, a Springfield cop does not like Paula to be all over the place. However, he is always there when she is in trouble. Now who is the victim? Caroline? Or the person who told on her? Or someone else? With the help of Lucy, her friend, Paula gets to the bottom, even though she too is attacked.

With tongue in cheek humour, a heroine who is not afraid of anything, her friends, Babe (of Paradise Diner) and Lucy, this is another engaging red from Rosemary Harris. I look forward to read all the books involving Paula Holliday., Dirty Business, both literally and figuratively.

39 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Awesome teaser! Here is mine

Gigi Ann said...

Interesting review, sounds like something I would enjoy.

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

This sounds like such a fun book! I've only seen it around in a few other places so I keep forgetting to pick it up. Sounds like you enjoyed it, though and love the teaser. :O)

Shelley Munro said...

This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

Here’s My Teaser

Majanka Verstraete said...

That sounds like a novel I would enjoy. Like the teaser, very sarcastic :P Here's my teaser.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Don't think this one would appeal to us.

Here's ours if you get a chance to stop by:
http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/01/tuesday-teaser-power-of-half-and-half.html

Marg said...

This is a new series to me!


I am sharing two teasers this week.

Belinda said...

ROFL Great teaser this week. You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, let's hear it for a positive self-image! LOL

Here's mine:

(click my name)

K. Harrington said...

That is a great contrast of emotion in one short teaser! :)

Book Bird Dog said...

I love, love gardening mysteries. This sounds like a good one! My link: Eating Animals

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the cover is awesome!

The Lit Witch said...

Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by to see mine this morning. Happy Reading!

CMash said...

I think I really would enjoy this book...will have to be on the look out for your review!!

Kah Woei said...

HaHa! It's nice to be so positive. :-)

Christin said...

Sounds like a great book!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Lah said...

haha! thanks for stopping by.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
That teaser sounds so intriguing. I will be putting this one on my TBR list. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

kaye said...

good for her, Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Deepali said...

Gautami, Your teaser sounds great!
My teaser is from a Jane Yellowrock mythology fantasy story by Faith Hunter at e-Volving Books

zetor said...

Great teaser.Here is mine http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays.html

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like quite the convoluted mystery.

Beth said...

Too funny! Thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

Sounds like a good mystery!

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-respect-me-rules.html

fredamans said...

I really want to read this series.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday_25.html

jlshall said...

This is a series I didn't know about. Sounds like something I'd love. Thanks for the great teaser and review.

Lori said...

Interesting teaser. I have never heard of this book. I hope you enjoy it. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

claire said...

intriguing indeed. i like the teaser and the summary, i wanna read this! thanks for sharing!

http://bookworm-loose.blogspot.com/

Aisle B said...

now that is some harsh self describing words... Maybe it's time she kick herself into gear and show them what's what.

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

BLHmistress said...

If I was her I would let them have it bit both barrels.

My Teaser Tuesday

Yvonne said...

This sounds so good! Great teaser!

Novroz said...

Great teaser

Andrea said...

Great teaser! I love the book cover.

Reading Lark's Teaser

Lizzy said...

Haha this sounds like an interesting read. Great teaser!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Yeah for the self confidence! Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't read any of this series, but I should -- I love cozies and gardening! I hope I can get to them someday . . .

Stephanie said...

What an awesome teaser! I've been waiting to read this book!

Thanks for the visit and comment!