Dating is Murder

  • Title: Dating is Murder
  • Author: Harley Jane Kozak
  • ISBN: 9780767921244
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
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    Dating is Murder

    About Harley Jane Kozak


    1. Harley Jane Kozak is an American actress and author 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 She was raised in Nebraska and attended New York University.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 Dating Dead Men won an Agatha Award for best first novel in 2004.Kozak lives in Agoura Hills, California She has been married twice a brief union in the early 1980s 1982 1983 to actor Van Santvoord and a second marriage from 1997 2007 to an entertainment lawyer Gregory Aldisert She has three children with her second husband daughter Audrey Valentine b 9 March 2000 and twins Lorenzo Robert and Giana Julia b 30 May 2002.After the birth of her children Kozak retired from acting almost completely and has devoted her time to her family and writing.


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    1. Cute cozy Wolfe is on the lookout for a missing nanny.

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    2. A sequel to Dating Dead Men, this mystery is just as fun and quirky as the last one, although the plot was a little screwball I should have a bookshelf for humor, since my most favorite books usually have to have that element, and this one does Wollie s love interest from the first book has broken their engagement and moved to Asia to try to get custody of his daughter and Wollie is missing him and his sweet daughter and bemoaning the fact that she isn t a mother maybe brought on by being on a [...]

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    3. I must have been the only person that did not like this book I did not like the plot and the only interesting portion of the book which actually held my attention, occurred in the last 30 or so pages I won t go into a long discussion about what the book is about but I just felt like the plot was disjointed as if the author was driving around in circles, getting nowhere in particular I didn t understand the point of having the game show Biological Clock as the center theme And for all this who wo [...]

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    4. Quite a talented writer The killer wasn t hard to spot, but the writing and characterizations are so well done that you really don t mind This genre has a lot of writers who really should never have been allowed to publish their lack of talent is cringe inducing It sounds like an insult to say Kozak is a little too good this is a genre I enjoy reading, so I don t mean to denigrate it by saying she could write anything, not just a particular type, but I do think she would not need to stay within [...]

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    5. This was ok, but it seemed to be slow in starting.

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    6. Wollie Shelley is a thirtysomething single woman living in the greater LA area She does a variety of odd jobs from designing greeting cards and painting murals to being a contestant on a reality dating show She s working through the heartbreak of having her fianc dump her and move to Asia with his daughter This starts to take a backseat to intrigue when a friend of hers, Annika Gl k, disappears.Annika had been in LA working as an au pair for the Quinn family, plus working as a production assista [...]

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    7. Contains serious spoilers you have been warned This story was going okay The previous book was better, but the author made the time honored mistake there of relenting the sexual tension and letting the main characters hook up She had to undo it to free up Wollie in this next situation of date fodder for a reality show That s understandable And we were going along just fine until the earlobe business Yes, it was gruesome and I can tolerate a certain amount of that if we don t have to actually see [...]

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    8. Dating is Murder Wollie Shelley, Bk 2 Audio CD Unabridged Author Bernadette Dunne Narrator , Harley Jane KozakWollie Shelley, a greeting card artist in Los Angeles, California, is featured Wollie is struggling to keep afloat financially and to pursue despite a series of recent disasters the search for the love of her life She reluctantly agrees to be a contestant on the reality television show Biological Clock The show s premise six eligible singles date each other, and the audience votes on whi [...]

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    9. Content warnings drug mentions, alcohol use, alcohol mentions, mention of dismemberment, mention of deathSo I have to say this one was a bit interesting than the one before it And enjoyable.I mean there was a bit of predictability but I come to expect that in fluff mysteries And Hollywood is described pretty well as far as location goes, geography, and how immune people who live in LA Hollywood are to things being filmed Though I really doubt things are filmed as much as the books make it out [...]

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    10. Wollie is back and so are the shinanigens Wollie, desparate for help in the health insurance dept, signs on to a botton of the barrel reality show It s bad enough that there is barely any budget and the director, creative front runner and all around annoying pest is constantly yelling at everyone, but her best friend is there trowling on the make up and dispensing unsolited advise on every turn To make things worse, her new friend and math tutor goes missing and no one seems interested What s a [...]

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    11. Sequel to Dating Dead Men , this book is equally fun and funny We catch up with Wollie Shelley shortly after her ex fiance Doc whom we met in the first book as her would be kidnapper, former high school teacher, ex felon love interest has broken up with her and left for Asia to pursue custody of his daughter, Ruby Having participated in a dating project in the first book, greeting card artist Wollie now is cast as one of three female contestants on a low budget reality TV show called Biological [...]

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    12. Wollstonecraft kurz Wollie ist nicht nur mit einem einpr gsamen Namen gestraft, sondern auch mit Geldsorgen, M nnerproblemen und dem Drang, Dingen auf den Grund zu gehen Nachdem ihre Freundin, ein Au Pair M dchen, auf mysteri se Weise verschwindet, l sst sie nichts unversucht, dies aufzukl ren, da sich scheinbar sonst niemand so wirklich f r deren Verschwinden interessiert.Mag es solche Ideen schon in zigfacher Ausf hrung von anderen Autoren geben, so ist diese besonders gut gelungen Die Charakt [...]

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    13. I felt about the same about this book as I did Kozak s first book, Dating Dead Men It all just seemed very slow I seldom felt like I needed to keep reading, like I was sucked in, or like I couldn t stop at the end of this chapter and must read the next To be honest, this series is the one I read at night that helps me fall asleep because I don t get so sucked in that I stay up reading The plot was fine I felt like the reader learns about the characters in this second book, which was nice as the [...]

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    14. Wollie Shelly is trying to suppliment her income from designing greeting cards by participating in a reality series called Biological Clock While working on the series she meets and becomes friends with Annika, an au pair from Germany When Annika disappears, Wollie can not help but look for her When she starts getting warnings to mind her own business, she still can not stop Then when Annika s boyfriend also goes missing, Wollie becomes even involved She and her friends try to solve the puzzle [...]

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    15. I would highly recommend this in audio book format This narrator is a total riot to listen too, and is totally keeping me interested.This was pretty stereotypical of this genre Chick trying to investigate something, dude trying to keep her safe but tells her just not enough so she gets herself into trouble And of course, the lands right in the badguy s lap, is saved, and the dude and chick end up together But that s ok, this was still entertaining, had some really funny lines, and kept me entert [...]

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    16. e foreign the person, the easier it is to project onto them our fantasies and prejudices, the most extreme example being extraterrestrials The only really interesting statement made in an otherwise poorly written fiction novel I called the badguy the moment the character was introduced This book took me a long time to finish because I kept picking it up and putting it down it just wasn t capturing my attention, and it did little to hold it It might make an okay introductory book to someone want [...]

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    17. One of the best mysteries I read in 2007 Wollie Shelley, a greeting card designer who supports her schizophrenic brother, is trying to make money and get health insurance by participating in a reality tv show involving dating She s also trying to finish college and so when her math tutor, a German au pair, disappears, she s highly motivated to find her Hijinks, as well as murders, ensue Set in LA, and you can tell the author who was in the movie Parenthood and others knows whereof she writes.

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    18. So much better than Dating Dead Men by the same author This was like reading a Janet Evanovich novel, only not so kultzy Wollie s math tutor is missing, and because she is feeling gulity for not giving her 10 minutes of her time the previous week, goes off looking for her, But as she does this life goes on, she must show up for her part in a reality dating show and finish painting her mural of frogs in a friend s kitchen See the possibilities Throw in a police detective and a mysterious stalker [...]

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    19. Chick Lit meets Reality TV in this second mystery featuring greeting card designer Wollie Shelley who is also moonlighting on a new television show Biological Clock where the viewers get to vote on which combination of the six contestants would make the best parents Wollie gets sidetracked when she hears that Annika, an assistant for the TV show and her math tutor, is missing Not being very well versed in criminal investigations, Wollie finds herself in some rather questionable circumstances as [...]

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    20. This book is completely ridiculous The plot is crazy, the concept is weird and the main character is a paranoid, unemployed worrywart looking for love in all the wrong places I felt bad for myself while I was reading this that I could not put it down I actually craved reading it, just to get through it One of those guilty pleasures I suppose But don t get dragged in It is completely superficial and addictive, like a bad reality tv show actually, a bad reality tv show is a major part of the plot [...]

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    21. Wollie s appearance on a reality dating show gets her involved when a German au pair, and volunteer member of the crew, goes missing The plot is a bit slow in the first half, but it picks up for the second Wollie is a wonderful main character, and the rest of the cast is great as well.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

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    22. Well, not bad I enjoyed all the L.A references although it was mostly the Valley LOL, sorry, inside L.A joke I ve been kind of on the hunt for a intelligent cozy mystery heroine and Wollie wasn t that since she made the cardinal mistake of being alone with her number one suspect It was amusing at times though and I liked the way the author handled the men in the story from her uncle brother to the policeman and FBI agent.

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    23. I really appreciate the character, Wollie She came to life for me Actually, I think that Harley Kozak did a fantastic job with all of these characters I thought Joey and Fredreeq were hilarious I enjoyed Bing Wooster s antics It s a light, funny comedy my only gripe I wish there was so oomph to the ending I felt that there was a big buildup and then not as much as I expected in the end Otherwise, it s a great book A fun read.

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    24. The book was just okay I enjoyed the first one, but the second book was just too different It took out the main love interest from the first and was an entirely different story The plot itself was fine, but I just couldn t get over how different it was from the first Needless to say, I won t keep going in the series Oh well

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    25. Still short on cash, greeting card artist Wollie Shelley joins a reality TV show called Biological Clock where she inadvertently becomes involved in a drug smuggling ring Second in a series Laugh out loud funny situations and a cast of offbeat characters make this mystery zip right along Highly recommend.

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    26. LIke alot of books I read, I m glad I got over judging books to quickly as this turned into a fun read Not quite Stephanie Plum but close enough so that Evanovich fans will love this character too I started reading chick books as my friend calls them when A female friend gave me a few when I was injured I can t thank her enough as books like this one have seriously broadened my horizons

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    27. Harley Jane Kozak s writing style is hard to get used to I practically have to force myself to read her books Don t get me wrong, the stories are great I would recommend these books, but tell folks not to expect a quick read.

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    28. Wollie Shelley s at it again This time the greeting card artist has gotten herself roped into a reality dating show and caught up in investigating the disappearance of her friend Great twists, fun characters.

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    29. This novel was difficult to get into, the pacing es very slow and the central story didn t grab me because I had no real sense of the character that went missing Wollie s voice is good if a little self indulgent

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