PARK LANE SOUTH, QUEENS by Mary Anne Kelly

PARK LANE SOUTH, QUEENS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Claire Breslinsky, ""slender and still beautiful at thirty,"" has barely settled in at her home in Queens after kicking around the Alps and the Himalayas for a while (in despair over the death of her twin, Michael, a cop) when her noisy, overexcitable, decidedly eccentric family--mom and pop; fashion-writer sister; cop sister: four-year-old nephew; aged dog--all start fancying Detective Johnny Benedetto, heading up the team investigating a Queens' kid's death, for her husband. Photographing around the neighborhood almost costs Claire her life because she accidentally snaps A Clue in the Queens Kiddie Crimes Case, but not to worry: she and Johnny will live happily ever after--once they've rescued her nephew from an abandoned cellar refrigerator owned by the killer, walked the dog, and sniped a lot at each other. Although meant to be ingratiating and endearing, Claire's cantankerous, roistering family is merely obnoxious, their Queens home life oppressive. A debut marked by awful attempts at local dialects, foreign accents, and just plain everyday conversation.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1990
Publisher: St. Martin's