When television producer David Zetrakis is found dead with a gunshot  wound to the head, L.A. greeting card artist Wollie Shelley is sad.  When Wollie’s best friend Joey—who once, like Wollie, dated the guy—is tried in the press for the murder and found guilty, Wollie is mad.  And when Joey inherits a two-million dollar Klimt painting, making her the prime suspect in the eyes of the LAPD as well, Wollie does  what anyone would do for her best friend: takes on killers, cops, and  paparazzi, despite a lack of credentials, physical courage, or automatic weapons.
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A Greek mythology twist and crackling insider insight into the fascinating soap opera world enhance this clever whodunit.

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

DEAD EX is a wicked-smart, scalpel-sharp jewel of a book. Harley Jane Kozak brings an insider's eye to the denizen's lurking in Hollywood, and skewers them with laugh-out-loud results. I loved it!

Robert Crais

It's been much too long since Wollie Shelley's last appearance.  But now she's back, and her newest adventure is just as entertaining as her first two....Quirky characters with witty dialog and snappy comebacks make the writing sparkle.

Library Journal (Starred Review)