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by Amanda Matetsky

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Author:
Amanda Matetsky
ISBN13:
978-0425197165
ISBN:
0425197166
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Publisher:
Berkley; 1st edition (July 6, 2004)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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1391 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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567

Amanda Matetsky very ACCURATELY depicts Paige as a woman of the 50's. Paige Turner is a character that you will LIKE. Abby is great as the uninhibited close friend and neighbor as well. I really look forward to the next Paige Turner mystery!

Amanda Matetsky very ACCURATELY depicts Paige as a woman of the 50's. Paige doesn't NEED a man; rather she is portrayed as a loving, caring woman. Actually, Paige is quite a lot more independent than most women of the 1950's, most whose identities were very closely formed to the men in their lives.

My best friend and next door neighbor, Abby Moscowitz, is pushing me into this.

Amanda Matetsky Murder Is A Girl’s Best Friend The second book in the Paige Turner Mysteries series, 2004 Song lyrics on page ix are from Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. My best friend and next door neighbor, Abby Moscowitz, is pushing me into this.

Her first novel, The Perfect Body, was published by HarperCollins in 1997 and won the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book.

Murder Is A Girl’s Best Friend. Author: Amanda Matetsky. Spunky 1950s detective Paige Turner finds herself embroiled in a messy murder mystery with the killer hot on her heels

Murder Is A Girl’s Best Friend. Spunky 1950s detective Paige Turner finds herself embroiled in a messy murder mystery with the killer hot on her heels. She’ll need all her skills to track him down-before she becomes his next victim.

307 p. ; 17 cm. "Berkley Prime Crime mystery"-Spine.

Women authors, American - New York (State) - New York - Fiction, Widows - Fiction, Christmas stories. 307 p. obscured texts front cover page.

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Men grow cold when girls grow old, And we all lose our charms in the end. But square-cut, or pear-shaped, These rocks don’t lose their shape- Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. as sung by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Murder is a Girl's Best Friend. Murder on a Hot Tin Roof. Mystery novelist and crime reporter Paige Turner is thrilled to see the hottest show on Broadway-but when she visits the star the next morning, he's been prematurely chilled. With her friend Abby, Paige embarks on a quest for the killer that has her springing all over the city like an overheated feline.

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New York City in 1954 can be bad for a girl’s health, especially if she’s a staff writer for a pulp mystery magazine who can’t help getting a little too involved in her work. Not that she’s looking for trouble this time; Detective Dan Street, her new love, has forbidden her from ever making like Sam Spade again. But what’s a girl to do when her late husband’s army buddy turns up with a tale like something out of Daring Detective magazine? His sister murdered. A stash of diamonds to die for hidden in a box of oatmeal. Books related to Murder is a Girl's Best Friend.

Spunky 1950s detective Paige Turner finds herself embroiled in a messy murder mystery with the killer hot on her heels. She'll need all her skills to track him down--before she becomes his next victim.
  • I was actually reading another novel when the second book in the "Paige Turner Mystery Series" arrived from Amazon. I soon just gave up trying to get involved in the other book as "Murder Is a Girl's Best Friend" beckoned me.

    The saga continues when her late husband's army buddy appears and asks her to help him investigate his kid sister's murder. A lot of thoughts come to the surface for Paige as she was deeply in love with her husband when he was killed in the Korean War. Yes - they were only married for 3 months, but Paige was devastated. Amanda Matetsky very ACCURATELY depicts Paige as a woman of the 50's. Paige doesn't NEED a man; rather she is portrayed as a loving, caring woman. Actually, Paige is quite a lot more independent than most women of the 1950's, most whose identities were very closely formed to the men in their lives.

    Matetsky also very accurately has researched the jargon and headlines of the detective magazines of that period, who were a little more "scandalous" in their use of words such as "rape" than most of the newspapers of that period.

    This series transports the reader back to New York in the 1950's in a charming manner, that is not ridiculous or silly in the least. Paige Turner is a character that you will LIKE. Abby is great as the uninhibited close friend and neighbor as well.

    I really look forward to the next Paige Turner mystery!

  • This was a great story! Just as good as the first. Can't wait to read the next!
    PS. I was totally shocked at the end:)

  • Paige Turner is a young woman and widow who works in a "real crime" tabloid in New York City in the 1950's. One of her deceased husband's army buddies asks her to investigate the murder of his sister, as well as how his sister got the small fortune in diamonds that had been hidden in her apartment.

    Paige agrees to investigate, while trying to hide that from her cop boyfriend, who has asked her to not do such dangerous activities again. Her free spirited friend, Abby, helps her.

    I think that the author does a good job developing likable characters - both Paige and Abby are quite wonderful.

    She also does a great job balancing nostalgia for the 1950's along with the glamour of New York City, with the quite ugly racism and sexism that existed in that time and place. Many of Paige's coworkers treat her like dirt, when she is probably the brightest person in the office. The racism is also shown, as when Paige visits the Village Vanguard - one of the glories of the jazz world - and it is clearly mentioned that it is one of the few places where blacks and whites can freely socially mingle. Yet it is an African American man who risks his own life to save white Paige.

  • Read in one sitting is best, because this is a page-turner.

    No pun intended, because the "detective" in this book is named Paige Turner, a name that never fails to prompt a reaction, usually laughter.

    This mystery is set in December, 1954 in Manhattan. Paige is an aspiring mystery writer working in an under-appreciated and underpaid job in a sexist (this is the 50s, after all) detective magazine office. Her boyfriend is a homicide detective who would like her to not investigate any murders, but when a friend of her late husband's approaches her about investigating his sister's murder, she can't resist. The big clue he has brought her is a fortune in diamonds he found hidden in an outmeal container -- clearly the motive for her shooting death, which the police put down to an interrupted random burglary.

    The plot moves right along and the reader is soon feeling like she's right there with them, in an over-the-fish-shop apartment in the Village in 1954 with Paige, following up on every clue. Although the mystery plotting was well done, the real pleasure in this book for me was the characters and setting. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

  • Paige Turner is such a great character. It's 1954 in New York. Her late husband's army buddy, Terry Catcher, shows up and asks her to help him find out who murdered his sister, Judy. Plus he has diamonds he found when he was cleaning up her apartment. He doesn't know where they came from. When he showed them to the police, they wanted to keep them and he left when they weren't looking, with the diamonds, of course.
    Her new boyfriend, Detective Dan Street, has forbidden her from trying to help solve any more crimes. But, she can't turn down Terry. He had been close to Bob. So, she started doing some investigation. She had to be very careful when talking to Dan. She didn't want him to know.
    Her best friend and neighbor, Abby, helped her. So did Terry. But they had to keep Terry disguised so he wouldn't get arrested.
    They end up putting themselves in lots of danger, as they work to find out who killed Judy and why. Plus Christmas is fast approaching. Can Paige stay alive and in one piece for Christmas?
    I truly enjoy this series. Paige is such a likable character. Her relationship with Abby is wonderful. They are close friends, but they have their own lives, too. They're always there to help each other out when needed. Paige's new relationship with Dan is good. This book doesn't really expand on that. I'm hoping that future books will.
    Sometimes I find it difficult to read when she is in her office. I hate the way her co-workers and boss treat her, but then I just remember that it is the 1950s.
    I think this book is written well. Especially getting that feeling of the 50s across. I tend to read books set in the now so this is a refreshing change.
    I highly recommend this book and the previous book, Murderers Prefer Blondes.