This is not a classic, but the writer avoids about every pitfall that I find annoying and distracting in this genre. Portrays a realistic picture of the upper-class Manhattan society. Jo is devastated over the loss of such an old friend, but is more determined than ever that Carla will not get away with it. Not predictable like many books out there. Our Time deals with the death of a prep school girl from an illegal abortion. Barbara Rosenblatt is an entertaining reader. It was a great look at the rich and powerful people in New York society and how they act.
Suddenly, those who oppose her start dying off, and Jo decides to take matters into her own hands. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a widow in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a husband. When the socialites return to New York, Carla begins circling around Jo and her coterie like a shark, horning in, with remarkable success, where she isn't really wanted. I will read the authors other stores and hope she writes more books about Jo Slater's and her crazy friends Betty and June adventures. This is not a thrill ride, but an enjoyable cart ride, with just a bit of tension and quite a lot of humor. But in a battle of cunning manipulation among the Park Avenue set, Jo Slater is more deadly- than a tiger and she's out for blood.
Integer elementum tempor libero sit amet iaculis. The murder makes Reven and her best friend, Violet Bolton, reconsider their running route - but that's not the only change in Reven's routine. I read this after reading a very good, extremely sad book, Shadow of the Wind. Jo Slater has it all. I had become so involved with the characters and their story that it was quite a wrench to have to part from them at the end of the story - a mark of a great book, in my opinion! Then a very good friend of Jo's, Larry Locket, who writes novels; and articles that expose the misdeeds of the wealthy and evil begins to research Carla. This is a stand alone as far as I could tell about the book. The style of writing also has great potential for improvement; I cannot decide whether it resembles more National Enquirer's style of just unsuccessful attempts of wittiness.
I still hold out hope for a Jo Slater 3! Book Summary: The title of this book is One Dangerous Lady and it was written by. Early on, she learned the trappings of wealth and fame are not nearly all they are cracked up to be, themes she has since explored in screenplays, stage plays, and novels dealing with murder and mayhem in high places. It was a very good, enjoyable read. Another o Synopsis: Jo Slater is in Barbados, preoccupied by the notion of a new romance with a dashing English lord, when Russell Cole, a fabulously wealthy art collector, disappears from his yacht. All's going well as she attends a glitzy wedding luncheon in the Bahamas, where she becomes better acquainted with hostess Carla Cole, a lady with a shady past.
On a trip to Barbados to attend his goddaughters wedding Russell Cole goes missing from his palatial yacht. On a trip to Barbados to attend his goddaughters wedding Russell Cole goes missing from his palatial yacht. The reader was excellent, adding to my enjoyment. But when her old friend, Russell Cole, disappears, Jo is convinced he's the victim of foul play—and that the perfectly manicured fingers of his latest wife, Carla, are all over the so-called accident. Suddenly she is at a loss.
I found many of the characters quite humorous which made the book very entertaining. As the pieces of the mystery of Russell's disappearance begin to come together Jo finds herself in a familiar situation where she is forced to fight against blackmail, murder, lies, deceit and social climbing. Her next book, The Witches' Hammer, a controversial thriller dealing with the occult and the misogyny of a centuries old law book dedicated to witch hunting within the Catholic Church, was published in 1994. There are lots of questions that take a good while to get answered. And after the disastrous wedding of her best friends daughter, she finds herself in the middle of another social mystery, and is again fighting to keep her place as reigning queen of New York. Nice surprise to see on line that Stanton Hitchcock has written quite a few more stories - I am looking forward to reading them! Her skillful use of a variety of accents and voice tones really helps to bring the characters to life. Then Russell Cole, an old friend just married to a much younger woman, goes missing while yachting in Barbados.
Plus I felt the story line was predictable, therefore not really keeping you interested. Upon their return to New York, Carla angles for Jo's solidarity, but Jo, insightful and caustic, won't have any. Duis ut nisl in mi eleifend faucibus egestas aliquet arcu. That being said, 2-star rating is the lowest I would give. This book might accurately describe the lifestyle of rich and bored don't know any of those personally, so I state this with reservation , but there is not much in the story that an average, working reader would identify itself with.
Jo Slater has it all. The reader, Barbara Rosenblat, however, was excellent, one of a very few I've heard who can do voices of the opposite gender credibly. To buy this book at the lowest price,. I know it is always a risk to judge a book by its cover but Laura and I were willing to take this risk when we saw the hot lady on the cover of the book. Suddenly, those who oppose her start dying off, and Jo decides to take matters into her own hands.