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Ninja soccer moms
Apodaca, Jennifer.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
292 pages ; 22 cm
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Reluctant soccer mom Samantha Shaw finds herself the prime suspect in her philandering ex-husband's murder, just as she was about to expose him for embezzlement.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Sports moms waiting for practice to end will enjoy the third bubbly entry in Apodaca's cozy series (after 2003's Dying to Meet You) starring Samantha Shaw, amateur sleuth and owner of Heart Mates, her "beloved and struggling dating service" in Lake Elsinore, Calif. When her old friend Janie Tuggle tells her that ex-husband Chad, the head coach of the Soccer Club of Lake Elsinore (SCOLE), has been embezzling funds, Sam is anxious to help. Janie should know, since she managed the club's accounts for years, until Chad left her for a younger woman. No sooner does Sam manage to copy the disk with SCOLE's accounts than Chad is murdered in his office, and Sam and Janie become prime suspects. A number of potential allies stonewall or even hinder Sam's investigation. Now why on earth would they do that? The tension grows as Sam zeroes in on the killer. Amusing characters and situations add to the frothy fun. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

A widowed, bust-enhanced single mom and struggling business owner, Samantha Shaw attempts to help a vengeful friend prove that her ex-husband has been embezzling money from the local soccer club. After a comic misadventure in the man's office, Shaw nearly succeeds; however, someone murders the guy before she can proceed. Her friend now wants to know who killed her ex, but Samantha's P.I. connection with boyfriend Gabe seems tenuous at the moment. In addition, various problems at her dating service intrude. A flighty but feisty heroine, frothy, non-stop action, and frequent humor commend this debut series to readers who enjoyed Harley Jane Kozak's Dating Dead Men. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.