Jennifer Crusie is the "New York Times," "Publishers Weekly," and "USA Today" bestselling author of "Maybe This Time," " Welcome to Temptation," "Crazy for You," "Faking It," "Fast Women," and "Bet Me." She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write "Wild Ride," "Agnes and the Hitman" and "Don't Look Down." Crusie earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.
Maddie Martindale has been the nice girl of her small town of Frog Point where gossip is major entertainment. Comfortably, if not happily, married to bigshot Brent, who is running for mayor, and mother to a sweet girl, Maddie seems to have a perfect life. But after she finds crotchless panties in her husband's car, Maddie's pristine reputation unravels. An imminent divorce, her husband's murder, and the precipitate return of Maddie's sexy high school flame, C.L. Sturgis, lead to her quick fall. C.L., the rebel bad boy who never dropped his torch for Maddie, has straightened out handsomely and plays a seductively vital role. The town is agog with talk of Maddie, the adulteress and murderess. An exciting, sensual romp, chock-full of mystery and intriguing characters, this light novel provides hours of fun reading. For all fiction collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/97.]‘Sheila M. Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
"A ferociously funny sey read." --"Redbook""A humorous mixture of romance, mystery, and mayhem. A winner!" --Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of" Breathing Room""Lovers of Susan Issacs' mysteries, take heart...There's a new author on the block!" --"Woman's Own""A jaunty tale of love and murder...the plot springs some genuine surprises...there's enough intrigue and scandal here to make a small city stay home." -"-Publishers Weekly""Smart, sexy, and howlingly funny. Having a bad day? Tell me lies is just the tonic to make you laugh again." --Tess Gerritsen, " New York Times" bestselling author of" The Apprentice"