The PMS Murder : Jaine Austen Mysteries

  • by Laura Levine
  • Narrated by Brittany Pressley
  • Series: Jaine Austen Mysteries
  • 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 The 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. . .


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This is the best book of the series so far. It is funny, witty and clever. Jane takes after her father in that they both get involved in cringe worthy but funny situations. I laughed out aloud as I listened to this book. The murder mystery developed slowly but picked up and moved fast. There were lots of red herrings to prevent guessing the killer. The narrator did a good job with all of the voices. I would recommend Laura Levine to anyone who like cozy mysteries. I'm off to download the next book in the series.
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- Beatrice

The yummiest kind of brain candy!

I consider this book (and series) "brain candy," akin to the whole Hamish MacBeth series, but what a delightful read when you want something with a little whodunit in it that will also make you laugh out loud. The protagonist, Jaine, is utterly charming and hapless, and the cast of characters that run throughout this series provide depth and comedy without appearing wooden or stereotypical. In my reading so far (I have almost all of Levine's books), there is always a murder, plenty of antics, and a few entertaining screwballs. This book won't give you high drama, particularly if you read the series (it's not always obvious who the "bad guy" is, but you can bet that they will be found out and the plot will be wrapped up in a neat little bow), but although some of the shenanigans seem a little formulaic they are written (and read) in a way that come across as hilarious anyway. Pressley is the perfect narrator for the voice of Jaine, and she also delivers on all of the other characters (male and female) in a way that is believable yet also maintains the humor of the situation. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a series of light-hearted cozy murder mysteries.
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- Ali M. Fitzgerald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios