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Review: Death by Chick Lit

Death by Chick Lit
Title: Death by Chick Lit
Author: Lynn Harris
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Berkley
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 242
Keywords: humor, mystery, chick lit
Reading period: 29 August, 2007

Lola Somerville, Brooklyn author, recently married to geek-hottie Doug (now there’s a de­mo­graph­ic I can relate to), and best friend of hipster Annabel, starts tripping over bodies of chick lit writers. Someone is winnowing the chick lit best­sellers list and Lola feels compelled to find the killer.

This gentle parody is a cross between chick lit and Nancy Drew. Although happily married, Lola is as insecure and neurotic as ever. No longer worried about getting Mr. Perfect, she’s more concerned about whether she’s ready for a baby and whether her book will ever do well.

Light-hearted and mildly amusing.

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