A burned out registered nurse becomes a medical insurance fraud investigator only to be yanked back into the nursing field by an experienced hunk of an investigator who she just can’t say no to--until she stumbles upon two dead bodies.

A Dose of Murder is the first in the Pauline Sokol Mystery series.  There will be a new book out every July and October until 2007 (six books thus far).
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Pauline Sokol decides she is burned out from being a nurse for so many years.  So, she quits her job.  Then she realizes she has no job and thus no money to pay her many bills.  Her best friend and roommate, Miles, sets her up with an interview with his uncle.  Thinking she’d be doing office work, she soon finds out she will be an insurance fraud investigator.  Something she knows nothing about.  Since she doesn’t get  paid unless she completes an investigation, she sets out to quickly learns how.   

After almost being caught, Goldie begins to give her some instruction.  She also gets some direction when she ties up with Jagger in a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” type of situation.  This takes her undercover in a local clinic, one her boyfriend just joined.  

Can she do her surveillance work as well as help Jagger out with his case, through her undercover work, without wearing herself out, getting caught, or getting herself killed.  As she stumbles on a body and tries to keep a level head when around hot Jagger, she finds herself in many hilarious situations.   

I found myself laughing out loud so many times while reading this book.  It is a quick, easy cozy to read.  The characters are so much fun, the situations believable, and the plot well-written.  I especially like the interaction of Pauline and Jagger, but Goldie is also a hoot.  Her parents and uncle really add to the story as well.  Her lack of experience does not detract from her ability to help solve this crime.  I found it to be believable. 

I look forward to reading many more Pauline Sokol books.  I highly recommend this book.

Dawn Dowdle