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Title:
Maggie without a clue
Author:
Michaels, Kasey.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Pub., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
294 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781575668833
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Things heat up for mystery author Maggie Kelly and her favorite character Saint Just, as they try to solve the mystery of why her literary agent ended up waking next to a dead man.


Author Notes

Best-selling romance writer, Kathryn Seidick also writes as Kasey Michaels and Michelle Kasey.

She has written over sixty titles. They include Maggie Needs An Alibi, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, A Masquerade in the Moonlight, The Passion of An Angel and The Kissing Game.

Her works have earned her numerous recognitions and awards including a Romance Writer's of America RITA award, a Waldenbook's Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine. In 1995, her title Secrets Of the Heart was named as one of the year's best romances.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This is Michaels' third pleasurable mystery about neurotic author Maggie Kelley and her two fictional Regency characters, Alex Blake and Sterling Balder, who have come to life and moved in across the hall. Maggie hopes for peace and quiet, but her friend and publisher, Bernie, wakes up with the bloody corpse of her second husband, and becomes the primary suspect in his murder. Bernie has been drinking heavily and is subject to blackouts, so she hasn't a clue as to what happened. To further complicate matters, the former tenant of Alex and Sterling's apartment has something the Mob wants; the Mob expects them to hand it over, only they don't know what it is. Being the take-charge kind of hero that Maggie loves to create, Alex begrudgingly involves Maggie's friend Lieutenant Steve Wendell in trying to solve both mysteries. New characters and old make this a fun series to follow as the Regency characters grow more complex, and Maggie herself changes under their influence. --Patty Engelmann Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Romance bestseller Michaels delivers more fantasy and fun in her third witty, well-plotted cozy (after 2003's Maggie by the Book) to feature Maggie Kelly, a former author of historical romances who now writes historical mysteries. When Maggie's editor, Bernice Toland-James, awakens in bed to find herself covered in blood and next to the dead body of her ex-husband, Benny, whom she assumed drowned almost seven years before, she phones Maggie in hysterics. Accompanied by her own fictional creation-Alex Blake, Viscount Saint Just, the tall, handsome, astute and somewhat arrogant Regency detective-Maggie rushes to the rescue. Having two quirky characters, Saint Just and his sidekick Sterling Balder, enter the real world and help Maggie solve mysteries lends an amusing metafictional twist to the series. (At the start, Saint Just points out to Maggie the favorable press on "their" latest novel on Amazon.com: "A starred review from Publishers Weekly, a quite flattering review from Booklist, and Kirkus was its usual damning-with-faint-praise self.") Meanwhile, somebody breaks in and ransacks Saint Just and Sterling's newly sublet apartment. Further complications ensue as Maggie tries to balance her attraction to Saint Just with her relationship with NYPD Lieutenant Steve Wendell, while Saint Just discovers feelings and thoughts not written into his original character. A surprising conclusion will leave readers wanting more. Agent, Karen Solem at Spencer Hill Associates. (Aug. 3) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved