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Well Read and Dead

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

The return of blue-blooded fashionista Pauline Cook, whose search for a missing friend leads her from an iconoclastic book group to the deepest and most unfashionable reaches of the Far East.

Back in Chicago after a disastrous European love affair, socialite Pauline Cook finds her finances nearly depleted, her co-op a shambles, and her best friend mysteriously missing - vanished along with Pauline's cat. Though Whitney Armstrong's husband offers a substantial reward for the return of his lost wife, Pauline can't help suspecting that his grief is merely an act. But it's a shocking suggestion by a member of Whitney's book club that really gets Pauline moving - halfway around the world, in fact, to Thailand . . . in spite of a psychic's warning of terrible danger.

In Asia, a morass of dark motives and deadly corporate intrigues await the intrepid globe-trotter. And all the high society connections in the world aren't going to ensure that Pauline makes it home alive. . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"One hell of a storyteller, a master of plot, [and] a tart observer of the social scene." - Frank McCourt

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

Paperback Editions

March 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery (High Society Mysteries) (High Society Mystery Series)
Author(s): Catherine OConnell
ISBN: 0-06-167325-0 / 978-0-06-167325-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery (High Society Mystery Series Book 2)
Author(s): Catherine O'Connell
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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