Profile of Jaki Girdner


Jaqueline Girdner is the author of eight Kate Jasper mystery novels: ADJUSTED TO DEATH, THE LAST RESORT, MURDER MOST MELLOW, FAT-FREE AND FATAL, TEA-TOTALLY DEAD, A STIFF CRITIQUE (head bashing follows manuscript bashing at a writers' critique group), MOST LIKELY TO DIE, and now, A CRY FOR SELF-HELP.

Kate Jasper, the intrepid series character, is a fortysomething vegetarian/ entrepreneur (gag-gift designer)/ amateur detective.

Jaqueline has been a psychiatric aide, a family law attorney, and an incorrigible entrepreneur during her forty-six years in California. Her enterprises have included both a pinball refurbishing business and Jest Cards, a greeting card company. She is now happily killing people for a living, especially since TEA-TOTALLY DEAD jumped on the USA Today Bestseller list!

Jaqueline lives, works and practices tai chi in Marin County, California, along with her favorite computer peripheral, husband Gregory Booi.

Kate Jasper Mysteries by Jaqueline Girdner (Mill Valley, CA)

A CRY FOR SELF-HELP
April/May, 1997
Berkley Prime Crime, $21.95 ISBN 0-425-15630-3

Kate is perched atop a seaside cliff, observing an aquatic wedding when a renowned self-help guru takes a fatal plunge onto the rocks below and once again, she becomes involved in a murder investigation.

MOST LIKELY TO DIE
Berkley Prime Crime

High school reunions can be murder!

A STIFF CRITIQUE
Berkley Prime Crime, $4.99 ISBN 0-425-14719-3

Kate Jasper finds out just how brutal a writers' critique group can be when a none-too-gentle manuscript bashing is followed by an even bloodier head bashing.

TEA-TOTALLY DEAD
Berkley Prime Crime, $4.50 ISBN 0-425-14210-8

Relations are poisoned in more ways than one when Kate Jasper and her sweetie attend the family reunion from hell. Now Kate must figure out who's the fiend of the family.
(Four weeks on the USA Today Bestseller List)

FAT FREE AND FATAL
Berkley Prime Crime, $4.50 ISBN 0-425-15811-X

Kate Jasper and her psychic friend Barbara attend a vegetarian cooking class and learn a new recipe...for Salad Shooter death.

MURDER MOST MELLOW
Berkley/Diamond, $4.50 ISBN 0-425-14707-X

When Kate Jasper hosts a human potential discussion group, she discovers that a member's personal growth can be permanently stunted...by hot tub electrocution.

THE LAST RESORT
Berkley Prime Crime, $4.50 ISBN 0-425-14431-3

Kate Jasper travels to a lethal health spa to clear her now ex- husband of suspicion in the mud bath murder of his new girlfriend.

ADJUSTED TO DEATH
Berkley/Diamond, $4.50 ISBN 0-425-14706-1

Kate Jasper visits her chiropractor for a spinal adjustment and instead finds herself seeking a neck-breaking murderer among the "mellow" residents of Marin County, California.


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