Diane Rapp became an entrepreneur when she started her own dog grooming salon in Santa Barbara, California. She spent the next thirty years as a small business owner; she sold real estate, started an office supply/copy center, and performed free-lance advertising design.
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​ A Maizie Albright Humorous   Mystery (Maizie Albright Star Detective)

When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Maizie's costar crushing, but now for her gumshoe boss. Her stage-monster mother still demands screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to a California prison. 

By entangling herself in a missing person's case, she must reprise her most famous role. The job will demand a performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly. 

Related subjects include: romantic comedy, humorous mysteries, cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, humorous women's fiction, chick lit, former child stars, romantic comedies, and small town humor.

​My Review:  5*  
Quirky new character is great

What a fun book to read! It was full of surprises and Maizie Albright is wonderful. She's a mix between Nancy Drew, Paris Hilton, and Daisy Mae (from Lil Abner). I know I date myself with that last one. Her name-dropping of famous clothes designers whenever she meets someone or changes her own outfit is priceless and her desire to become the grown-up version of her teenage TV personality is heart warming. I look forward to reading more of Maizie's adventures with her hunky boss. (I never guessed the killer until the reveal.)
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