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A Deadline for Murder

(The first book in the Wanda Mallory Mystery series)
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Hard-core flirt? Check. Arbiter of fashion? Check. Best friend? Mama - a pearl-handled .22 (oh, and her cat, Otis).

Wanda Mallory is the tough-talking, chain-smoking, funkalicious owner of the Do It Right Private Detective Agency - practicing her trade on the mean streets of NYC.

Always ready for a good time and a good friend, Wanda finds herself embroiled in the murder of her former employer and friend, Belle Beatrice, the beautiful (and bitchy) publisher of the women's soft-core porn magazine, Midnight.

According to Belle's strangely prophetic will, Wanda has a one-week deadline to catch the killer. Motivation? (besides friendship, of course!) Half a million bucks.

From Times Square to Soho, Wanda cracks wise on the hunt for Belle's murderer. Obscure and obscene clues take Wanda and her photographer sidekick, Alex Beaudine, on an erotic chase through long as they stay one step ahed of the police in a mad dash to stop the killer before he strikes again!!

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: A Deadline for Murder
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
ISBN: 0-671-73021-5 / 978-0-671-73021-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: A Deadline for Murder (Wanda Mallory Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
Publisher: NYLA
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