The Fortieth Birthday Body by Valerie Wolzien
Down-to-earth housewife Susan Henshaw is turning forty—and feeling ancient.
Adding insult to injury is the unfortunate return of gorgeous local hussy Dawn Elliot, rumoured to have slept with half the neighbourhood of quiet Hancock, Connecticut…the married male half anyway.
To lift her sagging spirits, Susan’s loving husband throws her a surprise party to end all surprise parties. And for one guest, it was the end. Dawn turns up dead, giving new meaning to the phrase “party pooper.”
There appears to be an endless array of suspects, including Susan herself. And so begins an intense investigation that will crack the seemingly peaceful veneer of suburbia wide open…
Valerie Wolzien is the author of the Susan Henshaw suburban mysteries and the Josie Pigeon seashore mysteries. Valerie lives in an old house overlooking the Hudson River.