Well Read And Dead: A High Society Mystery by Catherine O'connellWell Read And Dead: A High Society Mystery by Catherine O'connell

Well Read And Dead: A High Society Mystery

byCatherine O'connell

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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The return of blue-blooded fashionista Pauline Cook, whose search for a missing friend leads her from an iconoclastic book group to the deepest and most unfashionable reaches of the Far East.

Back in Chicago after a disastrous European love affair, socialite Pauline Cook finds her finances nearly depleted, her co-op a shambles, and her best friend mysteriously missing—vanished along with Pauline's cat. Though Whitney Armstrong's husband offers a substantial reward for the return of his lost wife, Pauline can't help suspecting that his grief is merely an act. But it's a shocking suggestion by a member of Whitney's book club that really gets Pauline moving—halfway around the world, in fact, to Thailand . . . in spite of a psychic's warning of terrible danger.

In Asia, a morass of dark motives and deadly corporate intrigues await the intrepid globe-trotter. And all the high society connections in the world aren't going to ensure that Pauline makes it home alive. . . .

Catherine O'Connell divides her time between Chicago and Aspen, and sits on the board of the Aspen Writers' Foundation. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism, she is also the author ofWell Bred and Dead.
Title:Well Read And Dead: A High Society MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061673250

ISBN - 13:9780061673252


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting story Pauline Cook is a middle aged, millionaire that has to deal with the changes of her society after 911 (plastic knives with her first class meal!). She losses most of her millions in the Enron investments her broker had suggested. Now she is nearly broke and not sure what to do. Pauline's friend goes missing and the husband offers Pauline 10 million to find her. This trips takes Pauline all over the world trying to solve the mystery of her friends disappearance. This was certainly a fascinating story. It is different then most books I would pick up but it was worth the time. Don't expect a happy ending, or least the one I was hoping for.
Date published: 2010-02-15

Editorial Reviews

“A smart and urbane mystery set in Chicago’s high society.”