The PMS Murder

The PMS Murder While trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann s freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend a wannabe actress named Pam and gets a new job sprucing up Pam s bare bones

  • Title: The PMS Murder
  • Author: Laura Levine
  • ISBN: 9780758207845
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • While trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann s, freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend a wannabe actress named Pam and gets a new job sprucing up Pam s bare bones resume Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invites Jaine to join The PMS Club a women s support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas But jWhile trying on bathing suits in the communal dressing room at Loehmann s, freelance writer Jaine Austen makes a new friend a wannabe actress named Pam and gets a new job sprucing up Pam s bare bones resume Their feeling of connection is mutual, so Pam invites Jaine to join The PMS Club a women s support group that meets once a week over guacamole and margaritas But joining the club proves to be a curse than a blessing for Jaine Though she is warned that Rochelle, the hostess, makes a guacamole to die for, Jaine never takes the warning literally Until another PMS member, Marybeth, drops dead over a mouthful of the green stuff Now instead of dishing dirt with The PMS Club, Jaine has to dig up the dirt on the surviving members.

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    About “Laura Levine

    • Laura Levine

      Grew up in Brooklyn, New York, back when mastodons and Edsels still roamed the earth.Education Barnard CollegeFirst job Reporter photographer at a newspaper so small, we had our photos developed in the local camera shop.Advertising claim to fame I created Count Chocula and Frankenberry cereals for General Mills gets invented, and I get a job as a sitcom writer, turning out scripts for shows like The Bob Newhart Show, Three s Company, Laverne Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.Current and favorite incarnation Author of Jaine Austen mysteries.Marital status Wedded blissfully to business journalist Mark Lacter aka Mr Hubby , whose insightful coverage of the Los Angeles business scene can be checked daily at laobserved biz Favorite authors COMEDY Joe Keenan MYSTERY Agatha Christie SERIOUS STUFF Anne Tyler.Hobbies Reading, swimming, gardening, and lots of walks mainly to the refrigerator.



    477 thoughts on “The PMS Murder

    • The PMS Murder by Laura Levine is the 5th book in A Jaine Austen Mystery series Freelance writer, Jaine Austen is asked to join a women s support group, the PMS club, only to see a member killed during one of their meetings Another funny and entertaining book, especially following the antics of Jaine s parents.The only letdown was the flimsy motive for the murder Still it was a lot of fun with plenty of laughs.


    • Jaine Austen not the author, a run of the mill freelance writer and in her spare time, murder detective She always seems to be at the wrong place at the right time if there is such a thing and this time, she is at a party with her PMS not menstruation group She just joined and found some good friends One of them ate some nutty guacamole and the host of the party said a nasty two word phrase right before the death of the member Jaine can t believe her new group could be capable of murder so she s [...]


    • Laura Levine has the best sense of humor and continues to make me laugh when reading her books The mysteries are good but the characters are just that, characters Jaine s parents are hoots and people you d love to know Another well done job


    • Love Love Love this series Quick fun read Janine is funny and and has a sassy attitude Prozac her cat rounds up this delightful read.


    • I really like this series and the character is hilarious but it s beginning to feel like each book is just a carbon copy of the one before it with the same jokes and everything Just a tweak in the mystery so it s not the same exact book as the one before and that s all The jokes were hilarious in the first book, still funny in the second, but by the 3rd, 4th, etc they are starting to wear me down Jaine s personal life needs to move forward in some way and she needs to come up with some witty jo [...]


    • I m sorry I couldn t rate this higher It s well written, somewhat amusing, with a sufficiently interesting mystery to be solved But it s just too cute for my taste For instance, Janine frequently tells you the really smart alecky thing she said, then tells you she really didn t say that, and then tells you the not very interesting thing that she did say This gets old very quickly And I did say that.


    • I love these books Jaine is so real and funny The things that she gets herself into Fun mystery that she started investigating to help clear a new friend Loved that she had Prozac on a diet and she was then eating in the bathroom since she didn t want to eat in front of her.


    • The PMS Murder by Laura Levine is a fun read with a few out loud laughs an ending that actually surprised me I m not to easy to surprise.Jaine Austen yes, the joke is there, again again is a free lance writer, battling danishes with the help of her cat, Prozac the book is full of arch jokes that sometimes work sometimes grate Her best friend is busy working getting married and Jaine who has successfully solved previous mysteries meets a new best friend who introduces her to the PMS Club a group [...]


    • I really liked this mystery The writing seems to just draw you into everything and the characters and situations all feel very real Weirdly enough I had read the first Jaine Austen mystery and now this one number 5 in the series and I have the last one written on my list to read I did have one small problem and that was the book cover When you read the book she is always either eating or talking about her weight and how she needs to lose some but on the cover the girl pictured is very skinny and [...]


    • When Jaine Austen meets another woman in the changing room at Bargain Barn she thinks she has found a kindred soul Pam is someone who shares Jaine s love of high calorie food, a few drinks, and doesn t look like a super model in appearance conscious LA Even better, Pam introduces Jaine to the PMS Club whose members are a fun group of women and one gay man But with the murder of one member the group begins to fall apart In trying to solve the crime, Jaine discovers that everyone had a reason to c [...]


    • Though I d grown a tad tired of the Jaine Austen formula, this one pleasantly surprised me I wish that the branching out and making new friends plotline had extended it would have made things interesting for future reads, as it brought fresh new faces I have to say, I m tired out by the running gag of Prozac, the cat, cleaning her genitals Cats do clean other parts of their bodies, y know.Anyway, I fully expected to be bored, but this one did seem a slight variation on the formula Thus, I ended [...]


    • I m running out of superlatives to laud Laura Levine and her books The most useful thing I can blurt out is for you to read the latter There are several reasons for doing so The writing style is smart and funny The time between the start and the murder and between the murder and the investigation is well planned The hijinks of Prozac are well thought The other subplot with Jaine s prospective work is eye catching and laugh out loud funny All of these add to much and Jaine Austen this time snatc [...]


    • Unfortunately there seems to be no character development in this series at all The protagonist s comic misadventures are the exact same in every book The mysteries are the same, the ending the same No change No creativity Sadly, the author has read many Stephanie Plum adventures and simply created a very poor imitation due to the fact that her writing talent is VASTLY inferior to that of Janet Evanovich.


    • jaine austen books are cozy mystery books, funny light hearted in each of these books, the main character jaine takes investigation on side to solve the murders.jaine has funny sense of humor things i enjoy most in her books are her conversations with her pet cat Prozac, the emails from her parents her love for food these books makes for relaxing reads at times with laugh out loud dialogues scenes.


    • I have read books 1 5 While I LOL a couple of times, I was disappointed with this book Firstly, the moment the alibi was locked in , the murderer s identity was very clear Secondly and importantly, Jaine is still the same in book 5 as she was when I first met her in book 1 No development at all I will read book 6 and if she is still the same, than that s it for me No Jaine Austen.


    • This book is a cozy murder mystery that was rather a let down for me The Author used humor and well, however, it grew old as the story progressed I became tired of the food addiction and self deprecating humor as a constant I was not amused As for the murder, it was predictable and so was the culprit I have a couple of the series yet to read, but, am sort of reluctant to begin them.


    • Another great Jaine Austen book by Laura Levine She helps you build a relationship with Jaine You feel her pain, joys, and she makes you laugh And sometimes you want to strangle that darn cat, Prozac Lol The author also knows how to reel you in to the point you don t want to put this book down She makes you feel like your on this investigation too Love this series


    • Really, I d put it at 2.5 stars.Jaine Austen gets embroiled in another mystery, this time a member of her woman s support club She acts dizzier than usual, and this one seems than a bit padded It also seems amazing to me that there are cops who don t know who she is Not really fair play, and enough with the cat licking its privates, already.


    • Jaine joins a women s support group called the PMS Club However, at the first club meeting, one member dies from her peanut allergy Which is Jaine s new friends is a killer Another fast and funny read.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.


    • This is the first book I read in the series I picked it up based entirely on the title It was a great marketing tool as I fell in love with this book and the entire series I think the concept is every woman s secret dream.


    • Again, a fun, fluffy novel from Laura Levine, this time focusing on a murder via peanut oil in a guacamole dip Jaine s relationships with her cat, her finances, and food had me chuckling throughout A cute, fun read by the pool.


    • This was really funny o bad I figured it out at the beginning.but not the why Who cares.a great series I love jaine and all the hilarious things that happen to her Happy Reading





    • I d forgotten how much I enjoy this series The ending to this one was a biiiiiiit farfetched and silly, but still a really entertaining whodunit.



    • Jaine Austen reads are light and fun They are always high on entertainment value if often low on realism.I really enjoyed seeing Jaine interact with new friends I have read most of the books in the series and her usual buddies Lance and Kandi can get pretty tedious Among other things they are very different from Jaine and it is sometimes a wonder why they are friends The women of the PMS club are like Jaine and at least I understood why she was drawn to them.The woman who was killed was the mea [...]


    • I have not read the other books in this series, so I did not know that Jaine Austin was known in the earlier books as a Private Investigator But to enjoy the book you do not have to read the others first The author fills you in without rewriting the last story to bring you up to date The book is funny from beginning to end Jaine is a writer who has very few clients to work with, so when she gets a call from Union National Bank, she is excited and rushes out to the interview One of the funniest p [...]


    • For the first few books I really liked this series, but it seems as though the same lame shtick keeps getting recycled in each book Jaine is perpetually on the hunt for work, but has a closet full of clothes from the most expensive department stores This makes no sense She is constantly wailing about her financial state being terrible, yet eats out all the time The repeated mention of Prozac the cat licking her privates gets old fast Then there is the matter of the narrative going along only to [...]


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