Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery

· High Society Mystery Series Book 2 · Sold by Harper Collins
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About this ebook

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. . . .

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I read this book in one day. I'd read the first one, WELL BRED AND DEAD, so I knew what to expect as far as the superb storytelling--both in the writing and the plotting, and the (I'll call her ...
Third-party review
Socialite Pauline Cook returns to Chicago to find that her best friend has disappeared, the Enron scandal has wiped out her personal fortune, and work on her apartment renovation has halted. Poor ...
Third-party review
While she’s whiling away her time in Europe on a chartered luxury yacht with a sexy Italian skipper, 50-something Pauline Cook’s stock portfolio takes a huge hit, thanks her substantial stake in Enron ...

About the author

Catherine O'Connell divides her time between Chicago and Aspen, and sits on the board of the Aspen Writers' Foundation. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism, she is also the author of Well Bred and Dead.

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