This Pen for Hire : Jaine Austen Mysteries

  • by Laura Levine
  • Narrated by Brittany Pressley
  • Series: Jaine Austen Mysteries
  • 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Smarmy personals ads. Daring declarations of love. Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen has penned them all. But when one of the love connections she made is broken up by murder, Jaine finds herself freelancing free-of-charge - and uncovering more than she bargained for…No one seems to need her help more than geeky, gawky Howard Murdoch. His request is simple enough: a letter proclaiming his undying love for Stacy Lawrence, a gorgeous aerobics instructor. The fact that he's never actually met the woman gives Jaine pause - but she soon overcomes her misgivings, warms up her computer, and starts pitching woo on Howard's behalf. To Jaine's surprise, the letter is a success - the unlikely Romeo lands a date! But his triumph is, sadly, short-lived. On Valentine's Day, Howard finds Stacy bludgeoned to death with a Thigh Master - and is quickly named the prime suspect. Upon hearing the news, Jaine is shocked. Sure, Howard's awkward, eccentric, and a tiny bit odd. But a murderer? That's hard to believe. Especially after a little sleuthing turns up a whole bunch of people who harbored less-than-loving feelings towards the svelte Stacy. But Jaine had better wrangle her clues quickly, before a crafty killer catches on--and puts a whole new spin on her ghost writing career…

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Funny and Entertaining

I enjoyed this book. It was funny and clever. The story is well plotted, and the pace never lets up. Jaine Austin is a great character, very witty and bright. The other characters are also well developed and clever. I especially loved Cameron Bannick. He shares the spotlight with his witty conversations.
This is a great debut to a mystery series. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
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- Beatrice

Not bad

I love a mystery where I still haven't figured it out until the end when the sleuth themselves are figuring out the red herrings!
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- KC Burrows

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios