The Big Nap

The Big Nap

Paperback - 2002
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Welcome back to the exasperating world of Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned sleep-deprived stay-at-home mom--and "a unique, highly likable sleuth" (Judith Kelman).

When her infant son's beautiful young Chasidic babysitter vanishes, Juliet can't help wondering if the girl was fleeing something even scarier than her screaming, squalling charge. Like her upcoming arranged marriage, maybe? It's certainly possible. Or perhaps something much more sinister has occurred. Why else would her family be so reluctant to call in the police?

To find out the truth, Juliet, with her over-tired kids in tow, will have to travel from her havoc-filled home in Los Angeles to a Chasidic encalve in Brooklyn. In search of answers. In pursuit of justice. And in desperate need of a big, long nap.

"Amusing but poignant...Waldman has given her heroine a compelling story befitting her intelligent, witty voice."-- Publishers Weekly

"Waldman is a master of smart, snappy repartee."-- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York : Berkeley Prime Crime, [2002]
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780425184523
0425184528
Branch Call Number: X
813.54
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 18 cm.

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avratt
Oct 02, 2015

Disappointing. Only reason I finished it is that it was an easy read. Spends the whole book obsessing about the Hasidic Jewish community and in the end the climax has nothing to do with them. Could have been ant group of people. Add to it that it ends up there was no real crime (murder). Will not be eagerly looking for her other titles. I only looked her up as she is married to Michael Chabon.

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