The Actor's Guide To Adultery (Kensington Mystery Anthology)
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Former child star Jarrod Jarvis is back for his second outing in this wickedly funny novel from the author of "The Actor's Guide to Murder. This time, Jarrod is up to his eyeballs in murder, adultery, phony celebrity marriages, and Wendell Butterworth, his former stalker who claims he's no longer a threat. But when Wendell shows up in South Beach and a mysterious murder is committed, Jarrod and his partner Charlie must find the culprit before it's too late.
was still a mystery what exactly it was. But she left early, long before the wedding toast, so it would have been impossible for her to mix the monkshood poison into his champagne. That only left one other person: Juan Carlos Barranco. Charlie had made a few calls to Miami Beach, and found out Teboe had worked at a trendy Lincoln Road eatery called the Nexxt Café, which was one of the more popular spots in South Beach. He’d served as a chef, having resigned just two weeks prior to the wedding.
the beach. I wanted to call to them for help, but what could they do? I inhaled sharply, and dropped down underneath the surface, eyes open, trying to focus on anything. But it was dark and murky, and after only forty-five seconds, I had to shoot up to the surface again, and take another deep breath. I dove once again, and this time I caught sight of something. A fish? No, it was a hand. Just a few feet away. I shot forward and grabbed it, tugging it toward me. A face appeared through the
novels. He yearned to discuss the fine points of police work with Charlie whenever he could corner him in a room, and now that I was this amateur sleuth who’d cracked a real case, he found it harder and harder to suppress his own desire to be the next Lieutenant Columbo. My mother wasn’t very tolerant of her husband’s fascination with murder. She preferred lighter topics such as the latest movie releases and what kind of salary I was pulling down for this small independent film shoot in Miami.
the woods,” I said. “I’m not skulking! I’m just getting a story.” “I know. Juan Carlos. You’re going to ruin him. Big yawn. The real story is Austin Teboe.” “Who?” “I think you know who I’m talking about. The poor man who choked down some pretty awful poison at your buddy Juan Carlos’s wedding?” “Oh, right,” he said, his eyes darting around to see who else was around. “How was your trip to Nova Scotia?” His eyes stopped darting and stared straight at me. “How did you know I went to Nova
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