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Dying To Meet You

Jennifer Apodaca

ISBN 0758200765
Publish Date 4/1/2004
Format Paperback
Categories Kensington, General
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“Surely one can almost hear Miss Marple saying, ‘You go, girl!’” —Publishers Weekly on Dating Can Be Murder

Samantha Shaw—irrepressible owner of the Heart Mates dating service—knows love can be tough. Even tougher is turning up at the home of her ex-client, Faye Miller, just in time to find Faye’s dead body. The scene gets worse when arrogant Detective Logan Vance arrives, the newspapers connect Heart Mates with the murder...and Sam’s own bad-boy amor, P.I. Gabe Pulizzi, tries to muscle in on the action. In between dodging assassination attempts and tangling with Detective Vance, Sam needs to find a lead she can run with, before her remaining clients run scared and Sam loses her business, her boyfriend—and maybe her life...

Jennifer Apodaca grew up in southern California and still makes it her home. She loves creating characters with attitude and then getting them into all kinds of trouble. The unlimited support of her husband and three sons has made writing a joy. Jennifer is hard at work on the next Samantha Shaw book. Look for more information about coming books at

About Jennifer Apodaca:

I went back to college after my three sons, Matt, Gary and Paul, were born. Beginning with a vague idea of earning a marketing degree, I ended up pursuing a writing career with the full support of my husband, Dan.

First I tried to tame my naturally edgy voice into writing romance, but dead bodies and quirky humor turned up with alarming regularity. So did rejection letters in my mailbox! Dan nagged me to write something contemporary and funny. My mother dropped a hint about trying something modern. My sister mentioned how good I'd be at writing a comedy, maybe even a mystery. Dan agreed with them.

Finally, frustration drove me to murder, fictionally speaking, of course.

Dating Can Be Murder is the first book in the Samantha Shaw Mystery Series. Sam's a woman determined to make a new life for herself and her two sons. She has a little plastic surgery to fill out her tight sweaters, drops a few pounds off her waist and inches off her skirts, buys a dating service and embarks on a hilarious and dangerous adventure.

And so, I have been forced to admit that my husband, mother and sister were right. Not entirely humbled, these days I am busy plotting future adventures for Samantha Shaw!

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