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Title:
Now this
Author:
Star, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
342 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A May Morrison mystery"--Jacket.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780671008956
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

When savvy single mom and talk-show producer May Morrison books one of her neighbors on a show about spa visits and herbal supplements that maintain youth, she's sure it'll be a great edition of Paula Live. But when the guest comes down with a mysterious flu and ends up dead, the emerging pattern could have fatal consequences for May.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

What makes a great TV show doesn't necessarily make a good lifeÄas May Morrison, the hyper producer of the Paula Live talk show, discovers in Star's erratic second novel (after Up Next). Shortly after May manages to convince her friend and neighbor, Stacey Blum, to come on the air to discuss a spa Stacey has recently visited, Stacey is found drowned in her own swimming pool; and that's odd, because she was an expert swimmer. It's odder still that Stacey had desperately tried to contact May and several others before her death. And it's strangest of all that her close friend, also a spa regular, has also recently died. Star reserves her snappiest writing for scenes dealing with the TV show; her most vivid character is May's colleague Margery, who brightens each of the few scenes she's in. By contrast, suburbia never looked more bland, despite a wealth of details about babysitters and neighbors. Readers will wish that May would shake loose from her constant anxiety and relax, too; but at least the pace is brisk and the puzzle engaging, even if its solution is far-fetched. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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