FABIAN NICIEZA – THE AUTONOMOUS WIDOW: A Novel

Fabien Nicieza

Author: Fabian Nicieza

Book: THE SELF-MADE WIDOW: A Novel

Editing: Son of GP Putnam (June 21, 2022)


Synopsis (from the publisher):

From the co-creator of dead Pool and author of Suburban dicks comes a devilishly funny murder mystery that features two unlikely detectives investigating a murder that reveals the dark underbelly of suburban marriage.

After mother-of-five and former FBI profiler Andie Stern solved a murder — and unraveled a decades-old conspiracy — in her New Jersey town, her husband and West Windsor police hoped she would put aside crime-fighting and would go back to carpooling, changing diapers, and having lunch with her group of mommy-friends, whom she secretly calls The Cellulitists. Even so, Andie can’t help but get involved when Queen Bee’s husband Molly Goode is found dead. Although all signs point to natural causes, Andie begins to dig into the matter and soon risks more than the wrath of the clique, as what she discovers could hit shockingly close to home.

Meanwhile, journalist Kenny Lee enjoys a rehabilitated image after his success as Andie’s sidekick. But when an anonymous phone call informs him that Molly Goode has killed her husband, he is soon drawn back into the thicket of suburban scandals, uncovering secrets, deals and a huge sum of money. Obedient to justice and hoping not to kill each other in the process, Andie and Kenny once again dusted off their suburban detective caps.

Irene B. Bowles