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Toasting Tina : a Jane Stuart and Winky mystery
Marshall, Evan, 1956-
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
211 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Series statement from jacket.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Lancaster Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Riverside Branch Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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While at a romance authors convention, literary agent Jane Stuart and her feline companion Winky find themselves immersed in a murder mystery when Tina Vale, the publisher who destroyed Jane's reputation, is found electrocuted in her bathtub.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Literary agent Jane Stuart runs afoul of the most hated person in the publishing industry, Tina Vale, in Marshall's sparkling fifth entry (after 2002's Icing Ivy) in this cozy series notable for its wry insights into today's book scene. Jane's professional and personal lives coincide when a local hotel hosts both a Romance Authors Together (RAT) conference, where Tina, the new vice president of Corsair Books, is due to receive an award, and a cat show, in which Jane's cat Winky is competing. When Tina fails to show up for her award, it's discovered that she's come to a shocking end-electrocuted in her bathtub with one of her prize antique toasters. Since Tina had been plotting revenge on Jane for stealing a lover years earlier, suspicion naturally falls on Jane, who must out of self-preservation pursue an assortment of other suspects, including authors and editors, with reason to toast Tina. Cat lovers will be delighted to find that Winky and her litter of kittens, newly born in Icing Ivy, are thriving. (Nov. 4) FYI: Like his fictional sleuth, Marshall heads his own literary agency. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Series sleuth/literary agent Jane (Icing Ivy) attends a romance authors' convention and a cat show conveniently held at the same hotel. Longtime rival Tina is also there, and as new vice president for a publisher, she intends to cancel the lucrative contract of Jane's client. Someone kills the woman shortly after her revelation, so suspicion falls on Jane. For all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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