Why is someone killing the band geeks of Richland, Texas? Miranda Beeling would like to know, since she is one of them.
Law grad Miranda Beeling is trying to recover from the recent death of her mother and the betrayal of her fianc (an aspiring bigamist). She's retreated back to her childhood home, trying to sort through her clutterholic father’s hoards of junk, despite his determined opposition. (Her mother's ghost, who appears to her in dreams and is inclined to nag, insists she keep trying.) Miranda's only enjoyable social activity is playing saxophone in the local community band, a motley collection of eccentric musicians. Her enjoyment ends when trombonist David Hu is killed, and bassoonist Louisa Parkinson, Miranda's best friend, is at first accused of the murder, but then is attacked herself.
Motivated by concern for her friends and an inescapable feeling that she might be next on the victim list, Miranda decides to investigate the case. She is also motivated by her crush on handsome police detective Jason Hartley, who won't date a potential victim/suspect, no matter how cute he thinks she is. Armed with only her legal research skills, a keen sense of humor, and a gift for getting into trouble, Miranda may eventually figure it all out, but not before uncovering several secrets she would rather not have known.
Miranda Warning, is a mystery novel in the vein of Jennifer Weiner's Goodnight Nobody and Meg Cabot's Big Boned. Miranda Warning won an Honorable Distinction Award in the “A Woman's Write Novel Contest.” The contest judges described the book as "a quirky tale of murder, love gone wrong, and the hope of love going right."
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Publisher: Fantasy Island book publishing; FIBP edition one edition (March 24, 2011)
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