Playing Dead

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Jody E. Lebel

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"An email from the grave forces a cop hating independent court reporter to work alongside a socially clueless career detective."


Romance, Comedy, Detective,

Short Summary

Renee's best friend receives an e-mail from her long-dead fiancé demanding money. Renee knows they need help. Too bad help comes in the form of Detective Anthony Graciano, an annoying bossy cop who somehow still manages to haul Renee's libido out of dry dock.


South Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,Girl hates boy, girl has to work with boy, boy solves case, boy gets girl.

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Renee Rose.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Funny, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Sophisticated, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Anthony Graciano.

Age: 30

Gender: Male


Key Traits: Confident, Funny, Heroic, Honorable, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Clumsy, Decisive, Masculine, Sexy, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Liz.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Sexy, Skillful, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Monica.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy, Criminal, Insecure, Uneducated, Blunt, Clumsy

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available



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