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Eternally 21
by Linda Joffe Hull


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Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for

After Mr. Frank “Finance” Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for

After Mr. Frank “Finance” Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter’s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing “frugarmy” of budget advice seekers.

While Maddie is researching “frugasm”-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good?

Includes bargain shopping tips & techniques. 
Find more money-saving advice at MrsFrugalicious.tumblr.com

Praise:

"A character whom readers will be pleased to follow."—Publishers Weekly

“Maddie’s coupon-clipping tips are seamlessly incorporated into the well-constructed mystery, which provides a series of stunning twists that will leave readers eager to see what will happen to Maddie in the next installment.”—Booklist

"Never has coupon clipping been so fun or harrowing. Fast-paced, entertaining and filled with twist and turns, Eternally 21 will save mystery readers money and make them lose sleep as they cheer for formerly wealthy turned frugally funny Maddie Michaels. With colorful characters and an engaging heroine, this series debut will leave cozy readers clamoring for more."—Joelle Charbonneau, author of The Rebecca Robbins and Glee Club Mysteries


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738734897
  • ISBN-10: 0738734896
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 342
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Mrs. Frugalicious Shopping Mysteries

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-04-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Assured, if occasionally over-the-top, this first in a new amateur sleuth series from Hull (Big Bang) introduces Maddie Michaels, wife of Denver’s Channel Three TV finance personality, “Frank Finance.” Maddie has two jobs: personal assistant to her devoted-to-appearances husband, who lost most of the family’s wealth in a Ponzi scheme, and as “Mrs. Frugalicious,” an online extreme-couponing adviser. When Laila DeSimone, the manager of an apparel store called Eternally 21 falsely identifies Maddie as a shoplifter, Maddie becomes a suspect in Laila’s subsequent murder. Other suspects range from retired clowns Mr. and Mrs. Piggeldy and their monkey to Eternally 21 assistant manager Tara Hu and her techy boyfriend, all of whom disliked the abrasive Laila. Maddie’s fitness regimen, worries over her husband’s possible affair, and interactions with her twin teen sons flesh out a character whom readers will be pleased to follow. Agent: Josh Getzler, HSG Agency. (June)

 
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