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eBook Murder Can Botch Up Your Birthday: A Desiree Shapiro Mystery ePub

by Selma Eichler

  • ISBN: 0786264039
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Selma Eichler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (May 14, 2004)
  • Pages: 365
  • ePub book: 1119 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1627 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 365

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Desiree is sharp, funny, honest and kind - these traits are what colours, shades and propels the books in this series forwards and onwards, thus making the books swift and enjoyable reading.

Desiree is sharp, funny, honest and kind - these traits are what colours, shades and propels the books in this series forwards and onwards, thus making the books swift and enjoyable reading. And "Murder Can Botch Your Birthday" is no exception to the rule. The mystery subplot may not be all that suspenseful, but it defnitely is intriguing, and does possess a few surprises. 6 people found this helpful.

On Vicky Pirrelli's sixth birthday, her father, Victor, was charged with murdering his mistress. Now ten years later, Vicki wants pudgy . But since the case is ten years old, the evidence is likely to be tainted. To top it off, Victor just recently died in prison.

I just hope Ms Eichler doesn't get tired of writing them. Vicky Pirrelli, a 16 yo, comes to desiree with a request to find who the real killer was. It seems that Vicky's father, Victorio, has spent the last 10 years of his life in prison for a murder he may not have committed. In fact, Vicky's father assured her on his death bed that he was innocent of that crime. Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund. от 524. от 308. Your Old Wiring. Written by a master electrician this book shows homeo. т 11450.

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Find nearly any book by Selma Eichler. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780786246472 (978-0-7862-4647-2) Hardcover, Thorndike Pr, 2002.

Fearful of accepting the responsibility for someone's life Desiree prefers to take cases after the body has been carted away. But when the charming Gordon Curry shows up in her office claiming that there have already been two attempts on his life and he wants her to prevent the third, she can't say no, especially since he supplies her with his predator's name.

Even though the very idea of speaking in public shakes her to the roots of her glorious, hennaed hair. To Desiree’s surprise, her talk is a hit. But she receives an even bigger surprise the following morning, when eccentric author Belle Simone approaches her with a truly bizarre proposition

No one can say that Desiree Shapiro, New York's chubbiest PI, isn't a soft touch. That's why when teenager Vicky Pirrelli wants to find out who really killed her father's mistress - a crime for which he went to jail - Desiree decides to ignore all the reasons she'd have to be crazy to take the case, and promptly comes up with four suspects, including her young client's own mother!

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Comments

Ungall Ungall
great book
Zehaffy Zehaffy
This installment of the series had my interest up until the end...and then it just fell apart. It was too pat and convenient, without Desiree having to do any legwork or dig for the truth. Add that to the fact that we never found out the resolution to the "sub-mystery," and I finished this book feeling really disappointed, which doesn't usually happen with Desiree.
Wenaiand Wenaiand
I've enjoyed many of this series & look forward to the next one....this is a "page-turner"...like, "I'll just read one more chapter" ...and you keep on reading ! I'd recommend it to anyone for a light mystery read.
Jerinovir Jerinovir
This is a great cozy. It is a quick read. Very enjoyable!
Desiree Shapiro is a private investigator in New York City. She is not your stereotypical P.I. She is five-two and considers her best feature to be her glorious hennaed hair.
Teenager Vicky Pirrelli comes to Desiree's office to ask for her help. Her dad, Victor, was convicted of killing his mistress, Christina. Recently he told Vicky that he didn't do it. She wants Desiree to help clear her dad's name. The kicker is that the crime happened ten years ago and her dad died two weeks ago in prison. Vicky's only source of income is babysitting and working a few days a week at Frank `n' Burgers, but Desiree agrees to help her anyway.
When she begins investigating, she quickly determines there are four suspects, including Vicky's own mother. Victor's lawyer Blossom Goody is still around and is able to give Desiree some information for her case. Tony, Victor's brother and now Vicky's stepfather, is tough to pin down. When Desiree does finally meet with him, he isn't much help. Desiree has her work cut out for her. Then some strange things happen that scare Desiree. Can she find Christina's murder and clear Victor's name without putting herself in more danger?
Her personal life isn't going real well either. Nick's nine year old son, Derek, is not too happy his dad is dating Desiree and lets her know it. Will Derek turn Nick off to her?
This series is always so much fun. I like Desiree. She is the kind of P.I. I'd want to hire if I had to. I feel like she would be on your side pulling for you. She is also very competent and gets to the bottom of things. New York is a great setting for a P.I. novel.
There's even a recipe at the back of the book! I highly recommend this book.
Blackseeker Blackseeker
When 16 year old Vicky Pirrelli begs private detective Desiree Shapiro to help prove that her father, Victor, did not murder his mistress, Christina Trent, what can big hearted Desiree do but agree? However, proving Victor's innocence will not be easy: to begin with the murder actually occurred 10 years ago. Which means that whatever evidence there was could well be non-exsistant now, and whatever eye witnesses there were to the murder (and any other viable suspects) could either have died or else simply disappeared. And there is the fact that everyone else under the sun, and this includes Victor's own mother and brother, believes that Victor had actually murdered Christina. Desiree, however, is determined to prove Victor's innocence for Vicky's sake. But as the list of suspects begins to shrink, so too does Desiree's hopes of achieving a happy result...
I have long been a fan of this series, mostly because Selma Eichler's wonderful creation, Desiree Shapiro. Desiree is sharp, funny, honest and kind -- these traits are what colours, shades and propels the books in this series forwards and onwards, thus making the books swift and enjoyable reading. And "Murder Can Botch Your Birthday" is no exception to the rule. The mystery subplot may not be all that suspenseful, but it defnitely is intriguing, and does possess a few surprises.So that if you're looking for a nice, light mystery novel to unwind with, "Murder Can Botch Your Birthday" will definitely do.
Xtintisha Xtintisha
She can really use a high profile, lofty fee case but when sixteen year old Vicki Pirelli comes to her office begging for help, New York Private Investigator Desiree Shapiro can't refuse her heartfelt request. Ten years ago her father was sent to prison for killing his mistress but after getting knifed by an inmate, he tells Vicky in a deathbed confession that he was innocent. Sometime between the moment he walked out following a fracas with his girlfriend and returned after taking a walk to cool his temper, someone sneaked into the apartment and killed her.
Vicky wants Desiree to clear her father's name and if at all possible find the person responsible. Desiree is so moved by Vicki's need that she takes the case even though she doesn't intend to bill the girl or the family who doesn't want old wounds reopened. Desiree finally manages to find the real perpetrator but she has no evidence and the culprit denies everything leaving the sweet private investigator stymied.
The protagonist of MURDER CAN BOTCH UP YOUR BIRTHDAY is short and pudgy but she is comfortable with herself and doesn't let other peoples' opinions of her bother her. Selma Eichler always writes a lighthearted, funny and upbeat private investigative novel where the heroine relies on brain power instead of violence to solve the crime. Watching Desiree in action is a treat not to be missed and the audience will look forward to reading more about this very special sleuth in the next installment of this long running series.
Harriet Klausner
Uickabrod Uickabrod
This book had me all the way through and then the ending was so...dissapointing. It ended way too neatly, with the conclusion falling into her lap. Having said that, it was mostly an enjoyable read and the character of Desiree Shapiro is entertaining and funny. Still worth reading!
Great book. Light, enjoyable reading that is difficult to put down. It is so nice to read about a PI who seems like a real person. She is not a kick boxing, skull crashing, superwoman but rather someone that reminds you of real people that you know. A wonderful book and I look forward to reading more and more of Selma Eichler's books.