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Confessions of a red herring / Dana Dratch.

By: Dana Dratch [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Red herring mystery ; 1.Publisher: New York, New York : Kensington Publishing, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 440 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1496716566; 9781496716569.Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Women journalists -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency's double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip--especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler. Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she's visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail--and save what's left of her sanity--Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order."--Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<br> Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency's double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip-especially her salacious nickname- Vlod the Impaler.<br> <br> Even Alex has to admit she looks guilty.<br> <br> Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she's visited by a second disaster- her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail-and save what's left of her sanity-Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order.<br> <br> What she doesn't know- The killer also has a to-do list.<br> And Alex is on it.

"Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency's double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip--especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler. Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she's visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail--and save what's left of her sanity--Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order."--Publisher's description.

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Kirkus Book Review

Accused of murder by her PR firm, an ex-reporter must fight what's either the worst luck ever or an unseen enemy to uncover the real villain.You'd think that being asked to sleep with a client for the sake of public relations would be the worst thing that could happen at Alexandra Vlodnachek's job with Coleman Walters. Nope; not even close. Things happen fast after Alex tells Everett P. Coleman exactly what she won't do at work. Coleman is killed, and the police question Alex, who points out that although her boss was out of line, she was more likely to file a complaint with HR than stab him to death. Alex returns to the office after her questioning to find a whole new world, in which the entire office, starting with Mrs. Everett P. Coleman, holds Alex responsible for Everett's death. Alex is summarily fired and accused of using her PR job as a pretext for writing an expos, since she used to be a reporter. When she arrives home seeking a respite, Alex finds that her brother, Nick, has shown up to stay with her with his bride, the apparent grifter Gabby, at his side. It's hard to know what trouble Alex needs to tackle firstclearing her name or clearing out her housebut things go from bad to worse when a bounced check makes it clear that someone thinks Alex's week hasn't been hellacious enough. With the support of her longtime best friend, Trip, and Alex's grandmother Baba, along with the sometimes-hindering help of Nick and Gabby, Alex sets out to clear her name by finding out who had reason to kill Coleman.This kickoff to a planned new series could have used a little more planning in character introduction and development. While everyone is interesting, there's a little too much of everything, making it hard to follow along and buy into the heroine's dizzy world. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.