Saturday, March 26, 2016


The Mutual Admiration Society

Here's a little something about the story:

Blackmailer, poison-pen writer extraordinaire, liar, and thief, eleven-year-old Theresa "Tessie" Finley might've bitten off more than she can chew. Besides dealing with the recent tragic drowning death of her father, caring for her "sweet, weird" sister, Birdie, and staying on the good side of their mother, Louise, after hearing a scream and seeing a mysterious man beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery behind her house late one night, Tessie, the newly-elected president of The Mutual Admiration Society, adds solving a bloody murder to her already quite full TO-DO list. 

Navigating their world is difficult enough under ordinary circumstances, but the cards seem stacked against the Finley sisters and their partner in crime, Charlie "Cueball Garfield," as they undertake their investigation. Can they overcome the numerous obstacles they face, or will their snooping alert their nosy, interfering neighbor...or worse, draw the attention of a murderer?

Set in 1959 in a blue collar Milwaukee neighborhood, The Mutual Admiration Society is award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, Lesley Kagen, at her absolute best. She's crafted another uniquely compelling tale with mystery, family drama, humor, and an irresistible cast of characters. New readers and fans alike, be prepared to be swept along on the adventures of the Finley sisters.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


This morning, on the third birthday of my g-baby, Hadley Ann Orion, a child of such enormous love and magic and compassion who was clearly sent to save not only me and my family, but the entire human race, I am giving thanks. Forever and always, my baby.
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