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ISBN: 0385518021
Author: Harley Jane Kozak
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (August 7, 2007)
Pages: 352
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.5
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Harley Jane Kozak (born January 28, 1957) is an American actress and author. She made her film debut in the slasher film The House on Sorority Row (1982), and had a recurring role as Mary Duvall on the soap opera Santa Barbara between 1985 and 1989.

Harley Jane Kozak (born January 28, 1957) is an American actress and author. 1989), before starring in the major studio films Parenthood (1989) and Arachnophobia (1990).

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Wollie Shelleythe endearing, idiosyncratic heroine of the award-winning Dating Dead Men and Dating Is Murderreturns in a funny murder mystery set in the world of television soaps. When David Zetrakis, the producer of a popular soap opera, is found shot to death the day after Christmas, Wollie Shelley finds herself caught up in the murder investigation. Zetrakis was one of the many Mr. Wrongs in Wollies career as a serial dater, and her friend Joey has emerged as the medias prime suspect

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HARLEY JANE KOZAK is an actor who appeared in the movies Parenthood, The Favor, and Arachnophobia and has also acted on the soap opera The Guiding Light. Her first novel, Dating Dead Men, won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California. Библиографические данные. Dead Ex Wollie Shelley Mystery Series (Том 3). Автор.

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I have often heard her character, Wollie, compa I finished this book and I really liked it, just like I have liked all of Harley Jane Kozak's books

I have often heard her character, Wollie, compa I finished this book and I really liked it, just like I have liked all of Harley Jane Kozak's books. I will be honest, one of the main reasons I started reading her books is because I used to watch her on Guiding Light, and then Santa Barbara, and I was curious to see how she would transfer her acting to writing.

Harley Jane Kozak is an American actress and author. She was raised in Nebraska and attended New York University. She was born Susan Jane Kozak in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dorothy (Taraldsen), a university music teacher, and Joseph Aloysius Kozak, an attorney. Kozak has written four novels: Dating Dead Men (2004), Dating Is Murder : A Novel (2005), Dead Ex (2007), and A Date You Can't Refuse (2008) all of which feature greeting card designer and amateur sleuth Wollie Shelley, a woman with very eccentric friends and family

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Wollie Shelley—the endearing, idiosyncratic heroine of the award-winning Dating Dead Men and Dating Is Murder—returns in a funny murder mystery set in the world of television soaps.When David Zetrakis, the producer of a popular soap opera, is found shot to death the day after Christmas, Wollie Shelley finds herself caught up in the murder investigation. Zetrakis was one of the many Mr. Wrongs in Wollie’s career as a serial dater, and her friend Joey has emerged as the media’s prime suspect. A hot-tempered celebrity who had dated Zetrakis and was fired from his show some years ago, Joey has inherited a million-dollar Klimt from him. But Joey is not the only potential suspect. Zetrakis left lots of nice bequests to the cast and crew of the show. And as the dating correspondent on a talk show called SoapDirt, Wollie, who’s required to dine and dish with the stars, quickly discovers that the behind-the-scenes intrigues of television soaps are as highly charged as the on-screen shenanigans. When Wollie is not trying to protect Joey from an onslaught of predatory reporters, she’s helping her brother make the transition from a mental hospital to a halfway house and negotiating her relationship with Simon, her FBI-agent boyfriend. Dead Ex is another full-out romp of a mystery sure to please Kozak’s many fans—and win her many new ones, too.

Comments:

Sharpmane
This is a continuation of the adventures of Wollie and her strange (nutty) friends and family. I first encountered the author when she appeared on "The Guiding Light," a soap opera back in the 1980s. She was on from 1983 to 1985. (Guess I'm dating myself, and her). After she left the soap I saw her in a few movies. I was glad she turned her hand to writing and have read all her books. I make notes about books as I read them about things the author needs to correct; spelling, punctuation, homophones, but never even wrote down the name of this book; it met my standards and then some. It is as though she attended my schools and paid as much attention to the teachers as I did. It is rare to find such a well written book. I look forward to the next one.
Gashakar
DEAD EX by Harley Jane Kozak

Doubleday 2007

In DEAD EX, Harley Jane Kozak has managed to write a complex, funny, poignant and hardboiled story all in one. Some might protest at the use of the word "hardboiled" but Kozak includes several key elements of that genre - the journey through a city's high and low life and the first person narrator whose sad history is highlighted with glints of hope.

In fact, I often found myself thinking as I read this intelligent book that this is what Raymond Chandler would sound like if he had been a woman. Sure, women can write Chandler-style narratives and do them very well, thank you very much. But those stories are always rooted firmly in a man's world for the most part, even when the protagonist is a woman. Kozak writes unabashedly from the point of view of a woman, scraped and bruised a bit by life's blows, but whose face is always turned toward the sun. The writing is graceful, ironic and smart--don't blink or you'll miss a spot-on metaphor or heart-piercing observation.

In this third book in a series, greeting card designer and muralist Wollie Shelley learns that an old friend, soap opera producer David Zetrakis, has died - not of the cancer that would have felled him in short order but by a gunshot to the head. Was it murder or assisted suicide? And why is Wollie's best friend Joey Rafferty (David's ex-lover) looking and acting so danged guilty?

Wollie's faith in her friend's innocence sends her on a search for the real murderer as well as the reason for Joey's obfuscations. Along the way, Wollie deals with suspicions over her lover Simon's mysterious shenanigans (is he really undercover for the FBI or just...under covers with another woman?), employment woes (as she stumbles through a freelance job as "dating correspondent" for the weekly gossip show SoapDirt), artistic endeavors (as she prepares to paint a mural of epic proportions for a venerable soap star) and family challenges (as she prepares to move her mentally-ill brother to a halfway house with the help of her Uncle Theo who has a penchant for collecting...Greeks. As in illegal alien Greeks).

This is where Kozak's skill reaches for and often attains perfection. With casual grace, she seeds her story with an enormous cast of colorful characters, odd-seeming incidents and even apt references to Greek mythology and The Iliad. At first, it all appears random and unrelated--until she ties up every loose end in a fantastic bow.

Chekov supposedly proposed this simple rule of dramatic composition--if there's a gun in Act One, it must go off by Act Four. Kozak has a couple dozen guns strewn around in Act One and fires them all off magnificently by Act Four, raising this clever, funny, quixotic and sweet novel several notches above the now-standard mystery novel packed with oddball characters and quirky-narrator.

An outstanding book--highly recommended.
Malak
This series is a real hoot! So much fun, adventure, laughable, unbelievable stuff, and a great mystery with feeling packed into each book. Sometimes good laughs are better than a date ... sometimes, but my dates never seem to pack so much hilarious disaster as this gal’s.
Siralune
Definitely not a "run-off-the-mill" read. Witty, different, inside look at the world of soaps with unusual characters with character. I recommend it.
Lanionge
Wish Harley Jane Kozak would write more.
Doomwarden
This book is the third in the series and by far my favorite! It's very well written and has good witty humor, it's an easy read tkat keeps you thinking. I hope Kozak doesn't quit writing!
Quynaus
This is the third book in the series featuring Wollstonecraft ("Wollie") Shelley. I suggest reading them in order to get the full flavor of Wollie's wacky personality.

Wollie is a greeting card designer, a mural painter - and a very minor TV personality who appears on cheesy low-budget productions. She seems to specialize in dating on camera.

This time out Wollie gets hired as a dating correspondent in connection with a promotion for a soap opera. She's going to date three guys from a series called At the End of the Day, and then gossip about the guys on a program called SoapDirt.

One of the actors also hires her to paint a mural inspired by ancient Greece. The Iliad reminds Wollie of LA with its murders, fighting, illicit affairs, revenge and gossip. This makes for some amusing philosophizing, Wollie-style.

Meanwhile a rich and successful soap opera producer has been shot. It may have been a case of assisted suicide (he had cancer). But when the cops call it murder, Wollie's best friend Joey becomes suspect number one. After all, she inherits his Klimt. And when Joey's husband dies mysteriously, the cops have two possible murders to pin on Joey.

Naturally Wollie tries to rescue her friend, and her efforts result in a zany plot thickly peopled with potential murderers. Fortuitously her FBI agent boyfriend is busy with an assignment at this time, and doesn't get in the way.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as Dating Dead Men and Dating Is Murder. Overall it isn't quite as funny. And I was sorry to see Kozak ridiculing AA, which is such an admirable outfit. I sensed a certain desperation for a laugh here. Nonetheless, I'll be ordering A Date You Can't Refuse. I'm addicted to Wollie.

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