" "Shelley, the appealingly quirky heroine of Kozak's first mystery, Dating Dead Men, has just had her heart broken by her fiance, Doc, who has left L. But Wollie is distracted by the disappearance of Annika, an au pair who was serving as Wollie's math tutor.
A frantic call from Annika's mother worries Wollie, but when she goes to the police, they are completely uninterested, so Wollie takes it upon herself to search for the girl.
On a balmy night in Vilnius, Gordon Strachan's team maintained hopes of qualification for a World Cup play-off. Against opponents who have normally proved far more troublesome of late, goals from Stuart Armstrong, Andrew Robertson and James Mc Arthur made this an unusually comfortable night.
News of a late Slovakia goal for Adam Nemec against Slovenia removed some of the wind from Scotland's sails, but only a little.
Matt Ritchie, on as a sub for Forrest in the 65th minute, took a quick throw-in to the unmarked Griffiths. There's work to do yet; Slovakia and Slovenia will provide sterner tests than this.
The striker rolled the ball across the face of goal for Mc Arthur to take a touch and make it 3-0 at the back post. Yet both have England to play while Scotland don't.
Her quest to find the supposedly clean-cut au pair leads Wollie to a possible drug connection and some questionable men, including a handsome thug who starts tailing Wollie.
(PW) Read an excerpt "For those who don't know Wollie Shelley from 2004's Dating Dead Men, allow us to introduce her. In Dating Is Murder, Wollie moonlights as a contestant on Biological Clock, a low-budget reality dating show that may or may not be connected to an international drug ring and the disappearance of her German au pair friend, Annika.In contrast with the dire last meeting in Glasgow - when Mc Arthur salvaged a late point - the national side had an urgency and tempo to their game. A regular starter in the Premier League, injury has been his enemy at international level.'We tried to get him in the squad for the England game (at Wembley),' said Strachan.'He was injured that time, so we've been trying to get him in ever since and he has picked up injuries.Scotland, deservedly, were on their way.'Stuart is a top player and he's come on in the last year,' said Strachan.'He wasn't on the radar and not getting a regular game at Celtic. The left back signed for Liverpool for £10million, became a father for the first time last week and completed a hell of a treble here by becoming the first Anfield player to score for Scotland since Kenny Dalglish's thunderbolt against Spain in 1984.