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Publisher's Summary

When the principal of Hollywood's premier preschool is killed in a hit-and-run accident, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum gets off the mommy track - to track down a murderer.
©2000 Ayelet Waldman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By Beatrice on 09-17-12

Surprisingly good

This was a pleasant surprise. Juliet is a pleasant competent woman who is a bit of a busy body. After putting her career on hold to be a stay at home mom, Juliet is bored and restless. She can't help but get involved when she hears about a woman at a preschool being murdered. She really has no business getting involved but Juliet doesn't let that get in the way. Along the way we meet Ruby, Juliet's daughter and Peter, Juliet's husband and a host of friends and foes. All together they are entertaining and fun. This is a good book and I look forward to the next one.

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By Amy Shanks on 08-13-12

Slow start, but fairly decent ending

If you could sum up Nursery Crimes in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, funny, almost-predictable

Who was your favorite character and why?

Juliet was my favorite character. She is an educated woman, who chose to stay home with her children, yet did not become an automaton.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene that was my favorite was when Juliet gets shot.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Juliet gives birth was a moving scene

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By D. C. Telfer on 04-13-13


Having greatly enjoyed Ayelet Waldman's autobiographical "Bad Mother" in paperback, I was keen to listen to some of her fiction. This is light but entertaining and should hit the spot for many mums with young children; it may be chick-lit but it is a detective story and not the typical romance formula. The central character, Juliet, having put aside her legal career for full-time motherhood, feels compelled to utilise her investigation skills when her suspicions are aroused by the death of a nursery school headmistress. As a mum who has experienced the compromise involved in juggling career and children, I found I could relate to her. I'll be continuing with the series.

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