Radio Houstoned: Harley Jane Kozak
Dead Ex is the third outing for the spunky Ms. Shelley, an LA greeting card artist and amateur sleuth. When her friend Joey becomes the prime suspect in a murder, Shelley sets out to prove Joey is innocent. Of course, there are all the requisite twists, turns and trip-ups (for one thing, the dead guy is Wollie’s ex-boyfriend). Dead Ex has been described as a “laugh-out-loud whodunit.” If you’re wondering how murder can be funny, it’s not so much the dying part that is funny, it’s what the survivors do afterwards that is. A Hollywood insider, Kozak peoples her books with quirky daytime television stars, crazed paparazzi, overly dedicated cops, and slippery lovers. It’s sort of chick-lit-meets-black-comedy, or Miss Marple in heels. Kozak read from Dead Ex yesterday at Murder by the Book and she spoke to us as well. Get her take on the writing world and what to do with so many dead guys in our Radio Houstoned interview. -- Olivia Flores Alvarez
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