Undertaking Irene

Jane Delaney Mysteries

Book 1
Radical Poodle Press
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"Look out, Janet Evanovich: Jane Delaney is a worthy rival of Stephanie Plum. Bright, smart, and incredibly funny, Undertaking Irene is a delightful laugh-out-loud roller-coaster ride." LORNA BARRETT, New York Times best-selling author of Book Clubbed

"Witty characters, humorous story line and a plot so fun you won't want to stop reading this book! . . . It's laugh out loud funny and will make people wonder what you are reading!" SHELLEY'S BOOK CASE

"This one is definitely ♥♥♥♥♥!" RANTIN', RAVIN' & READING

"Undertaking Irene by Pamela Burford is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time! . . . I was laughing out loud right from the start. . . . I can't wait for book two. If you like humor with your mystery, definitely check this one out!" BROOKE BLOGS, 5 Stars!

"Quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and snappy dialogue!" ESCAPE WITH DOLLYCAS

"I hated to put it down. . . . I will be looking to read other books by Pamela Burford!" READALOT

Jane Delaney does things her paying customers can't do, don't want to do, don't want to be seen doing, can't bring themselves to do, and/or don't want it to be known they'd paid someone to do. To dead people.

Life gets complicated for Jane and her Death Diva business when she's hired to liberate a gaudy mermaid brooch from the corpse during a wake—on behalf of the rightful owner, supposedly. Well, a girl's got to make a living, and this assignment pays better than scattering ashes, placing flowers on graves, or bawling her eyes out as a hired mourner. Unfortunately for Jane, someone else is just as eager to get his hands on that brooch, and he's even sneakier than she is, not to mention dangerously sexy.

Just when she thinks her biggest problem is grand theft mermaid, things take a murderous turn. But hey, when you've teamed up with a neurotic seven-pound poodle named Sexy Beast, how can you go wrong?

Book 1 in the Jane Delaney mystery series. Approximately 259 pages.

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About the author

Pamela Burford comes from a funny family. You may take that any way you want. She was raised in a household that valued laughter above all, so of course the first thing she looked for in a husband was a sense of humor. Is it any wonder their grown kids are into stand-up comedy and improv?

It should come as no surprise that everything Pamela writes is infused with her own quirky brand of humor, from her feel-good contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels to her popular Jane Delaney mystery series, featuring snarky “Death Diva” Jane, her canine sidekick Sexy Beast, and a fun love-triangle subplot. Pamela's own beloved poodle, Murray, wants you to know that any similarities between himself and neurotic, high-strung Sexy Beast are purely coincidental.

Pamela is the proud founder and past president of Long Island Romance Writers, Inc., a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Her books have won awards and sold millions of copies, but what excites her most is hearing from readers. She’d love it if you could take a few moments to post a review at the online store where you bought this book, and any other sites, such as Goodreads, where you like to share thoughts about books you’ve enjoyed. She’s grateful for the effort happy readers take to spread the word. It helps her and it helps your fellow readers!

When you sign up for Pamela’s newsletter, not only will you learn about new releases, freebies, and other fun stuff, but you'll receive a free ebook as her special thank-you! Simply click on the link in the "Claim Your Free Ebook!" page above.

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Publisher
Radical Poodle Press
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Published on
Aug 6, 2014
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Pages
346
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ISBN
9781939215840
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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"Uprooting Ernie is an intriguing murder mystery, full of twists and turns, interesting characters, and hilarious escapades you don't want to miss." ANGEL SEFER, best-selling author of The Greek Isles Series

"Oh what a fun read!...There are some seriously superb ideas in this book! The names especially—I mean, how not to love Sexy Beast, the most adorable, lovable purse-sized doggie in the world, who just happens to be a millionaire, owning a mansion for his house. And his human, the Death Diva (aka Jane Delaney)? Come on, admit you're smiling at this point... Yeah, lots of good chuckles, a bit of nail-biting suspense, a love triangle of sorts, or at least a good dilemma in the subject—all my faves when it comes to a good cozy mystery!!! Really entertaining book!!! Two thumbs up!" BOOKBUG'S WORLD

"This is a fun, quick read on a summer day... I enjoyed the humor—Jane is a funny, funny lady." IT'S NOT ALL GRAVY

Death Diva Jane is simply going about her business, which in this case requires her to empty a three-liter spigot box of cheap rosé on a grave, when she and her furry sidekick Sexy Beast make a grisly discovery in the town cemetery.

The victim was murdered three decades ago, but memories are fresh and old grievances fresher as facts come to light and fingers start pointing. Naturally Jane must investigate. Well, what would you do if one of your best pals turned out to be Suspect Numero Uno?

Meanwhile, between her amorous ex and a sexy bad boy who keeps popping up in the most distracting way—not to mention the (creepy? bizarre? pathetic?) guys she's meeting through a dog lovers' dating site—her love life has never been so (creepy? bizarre? pathetic?)… interesting.

Book 2 in the Jane Delaney mystery series. Approximately 228 pages.

"Engaging and hilarious, Uprooting Ernie is the perfect summer read with its Long Island setting, light (but not trite) prose and very human humor." TAMSEN SCHULTZ, best-selling author of the Windsor Series mysteries

"Uprooting Ernie is an intriguing murder mystery, full of twists and turns, interesting characters, and hilarious escapades you don't want to miss." ANGEL SEFER, best-selling author of The Greek Isles Series

"Oh what a fun read!...There are some seriously superb ideas in this book! The names especially—I mean, how not to love Sexy Beast, the most adorable, lovable purse-sized doggie in the world, who just happens to be a millionaire, owning a mansion for his house. And his human, the Death Diva (aka Jane Delaney)? Come on, admit you're smiling at this point... Yeah, lots of good chuckles, a bit of nail-biting suspense, a love triangle of sorts, or at least a good dilemma in the subject—all my faves when it comes to a good cozy mystery!!! Really entertaining book!!! Two thumbs up!" BOOKBUG'S WORLD

"This is a fun, quick read on a summer day... I enjoyed the humor—Jane is a funny, funny lady." IT'S NOT ALL GRAVY

Death Diva Jane is simply going about her business, which in this case requires her to empty a three-liter spigot box of cheap rosé on a grave, when she and her furry sidekick Sexy Beast make a grisly discovery in the town cemetery.

The victim was murdered three decades ago, but memories are fresh and old grievances fresher as facts come to light and fingers start pointing. Naturally Jane must investigate. Well, what would you do if one of your best pals turned out to be Suspect Numero Uno?

Meanwhile, between her amorous ex and a sexy bad boy who keeps popping up in the most distracting way—not to mention the (creepy? bizarre? pathetic?) guys she's meeting through a dog lovers' dating site—her love life has never been so (creepy? bizarre? pathetic?)… interesting.

Book 2 in the Jane Delaney mystery series. Approximately 228 pages.

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"Pamela Burford's Twice Burned is wonderfully sexy and exciting!" — New York Times best-selling author Anne Stuart

"Everything from dangerous passions to deadly chills. Take heart, Intrigue fans, Pamela Burford has arrived." — New York Times best-selling author Maggie Shayne

"Pamela Burford is one of the best writers of romantic suspense!" — Harriet Klausner for Painted Rock Reviews

"Gifted author Pamela Burford delivers a sexy, tension-packed sizzler with a tough, strong hero guaranteed to make our hearts throb!" — Romantic Times

"You will love every minute of this chilling story of a fear-love relationship that walks the finest edge of danger." — Affaire de Coeur

"A great romance and a terrific thriller!" — Literary Times

"I couldn't tear myself away until I'd read the last page. The writing is fast-paced and provocative as this highly talented author once again provides a stunning story." — Old Book Barn Gazette

A humorous romantic suspense novel that's fresh, quirky, and surprising! Find out why Snatched has been described as "Janet Evanovich meets the Coen Brothers."

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Lucy's kidnapper calls himself Will but looks suspiciously like former child TV star Ricky Baines, whose acting career was cut short when he himself was snatched and held for ransom 25 years ago in a notorious cold case that remains unsolved. Will's gang includes an aging French bombshell, an outlandish Irish giant with a mysterious past and a thing for Will's sister, and long-lost Cousin Hal—a charming fellow who neglects to mention that he happens to be the twisted sociopath who kidnapped Will when he was still America's favorite little star. Hal spent the past quarter century in the slammer for an unrelated murder, and now he's out and determined to locate the $2 million ransom Will's family paid. Someone else dug up the cash while Hal was behind bars, and that sort of thing tends to make twisted sociopaths a tad grouchy.

Fortunately (or not), Lucy's bigamous ex is on the case. But so are a gay private eye in a fat suit and a bad-tempered parrot with an ax to grind, so no worries. Everyone has a secret and no one is who he seems when Kidnap Fever strikes.

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