29 September 2011

Forgotten Book: MURDER CAN STUNT YOUR GROWTH, Selma Eichler

This contribution to Pattinase's Friday's Forgotten Books is from my records for 1996.
It does show, for those who know my tastes now, that I haven't always been such a dour reader.

MURDER CAN STUNT YOUR GROWTH (1996) is #3 in the Desiree Shapiro series, a cozy series where every title begins MURDER CAN..

Desiree Shapiro is no lightweight when it comes to crime. At five foot two and pleasingly plump, she always takes on cases she can sink her teeth into. That's why she is so reluctant to investigate the death of little Catherine Corwin.
After all, the police, the medical examiner, and the child's doctor all concluded that the sickly nine-year-old died of natural causes. But Catherine's wealthy grandmother believes it was murder and asks Desiree to look into things.
Desiree agrees, but only to set the grieving woman's mind at ease. And everything does seem kosher at the elegant uptown Corwin mansion--until Desiree notices one small thing that convinces her someone did want Catherine to die. But finding out who, how, and why may make even a smart cookie like Desiree crumble in confrontation with a most unsavory killer.

The series published from 1994 to 2008 and consisted of 15 titles in all.
Desiree Shapiro, a funny and overweight New York PI, was launched in 1994 with MURDER CAN KILL YOUR SOCIAL LIFE when an investigation into the death of an elderly woman turned into one of double murder.


Anonymous said...

Kerrie - Thanks for this reminder of this series. I have to say, I just love this title!

Maria said...

I love the title too!


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