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Well Bred and Dead

(2007)
(The first book in the High Society Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Newly widowed Pauline Cook was once the toast of the Windy City elite—but now she's practically broke. At least she's in better shape than her dear departed friend Ethan Campbell, whose corpse Pauline has had the misfortune to discover. A writer who chronicled the lives, loves, and ensembles of the Gold Coast's most elegant ladies, Ethan apparently took his own life—while inelegantly clad in old boxers, no less. And since no relatives are coming forward to claim Ethan's remains, it falls to Pauline to settle his final affairs . . . with her own dwindling funds.

However, there are things about Ethan's suicide that don't seem to add up: the ratty undergarments he "chose" to die in, for example . . . and the multiple birth certificates the police turn up in his apartment. Before she can truly lay her friend to rest, plucky Pauline's determined to get to the bottom of his increasingly suspicious death.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Catherine O'Connell's Well Bred and Dead

Paperback Editions

January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Well Bred and Dead: A High Society Mystery (High Society Mystery Series)
Author(s): Catherine O'Connell
ISBN: 0-06-112215-7 / 978-0-06-112215-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Well Bred and Dead: A High Society Mystery (High Society Mystery Series Book 1)
Author(s): Catherine O'Connell
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA