Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect

Book - 2000
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Written in her "trademark darkly sensual style" ( Booklist ), New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings us an electrifying page-turner of passion and suspense with a captivating premise...

What would make the perfect man? That's the delicious topic that heats up the proceedings at a certain table of professional women at their favorite restaurant. What qualities would he have? Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted--or would just muscular do? Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends start off with the basics: he'd be faithful and reliable, the responsible type, and have a great sense of humor.

But as the conversation picks up momentum, so do the quartet's requirements for Mr. Perfect as and they write down a tongue-in-cheek checklist that's both funny and racy. The next thing they know, the List, as it has come to be called, becomes an overnight sensation, spreading through their company like wildfire and grabbing the interest of local newspapers and television coverage. No one expected this avalanche of attention for something that began as a joke among friends. But the joke turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered...

The prime suspect in the case is the victim's boyfriend, who was one of a number of men who found the List sexist and offensive. An impenetrable alibi gets him off the hook, but a deadly stalker targets the three remaining friends. Now, with the help of Jaine's neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, the puzzle must be solved as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780671027575
Branch Call Number: PS3558.O8822 M7 2000x
Characteristics: 405 p. ; 18 cm


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Linda Howard is one of the few romantic suspense writers on this list, but at this she excels and is one of the top romantic suspense novelists

What would make a perfect man? In Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard, that's the delicious topic heating up between four friends at their favorite restaurant. A tongue-in-cheek list was created and it became an overnight sensation, when it was accidentally made known to the public. But what was conceiv... Read More »

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Sep 30, 2019

A really good read, very funny in places, interesting characters, has everything, murder, mystery and romance, keeps you interested to the very last page.

Aug 28, 2016

Great book. I would love to have this group for friends - or at least the survivors. Some of the lines are hilarious. Liked Sam's joke about PMS. The remark about Leah that "her wheel's spinning but the hamster died" was just one of many laughs.

Jul 01, 2015

At times hilariously funny! Well written mystery about murder and love.

booklady1 Dec 08, 2012

the best fr L, Howard I enjoy this book. what a great read!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Apr 25, 2011

When four friends write a list describing Mr. Perfect, they become the target of a psychotic serial killer who will stop at nothing until they're all dead.


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