Book One of the Matchmaker Series is now available!
Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place: She's always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother's business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has "the gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.
When Zelda's neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family's drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor's death was murder. It's not too long before she's in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she's unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?
A Warwick's bestseller
"Elise Sax's new Matchmaker series is off to a rousing start! The madcap antics, bizarre mystery and slightly clueless heroine will be very familiar to fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, but Sax gives the comic mystery genre a new spin with Gladie Burger and company. With tons of laugh-out-loud moments, memorable characters and two potential suitors—with varying levels of patience for the trouble Gladie finds herself in—this is a fun read sure to entertain."
—Romantic Times Book Reviews
"Peopled with eccentric and interesting characters, this is a great start to a new series of mysteries."
—Fresh Fiction (read the full review)
"I completely fell in love with this book. It absolutely sucked me into it from the very first page."
—Night Owl Reviews (read the full review)
"This was a most amazing and amusing book...reading [it] gave me a nice case of the warm fuzzies... I love getting in on a new series—and this one promises to be a doozy!"
—Romancing the Book (read the full review)
"The new Matchmaker series by Ms. Sax promises to mix fun and quirky humor with great drama. Gladie is an adorable heroine, with a penchant for junk food and meddling. The lively secondary cast is far more than background, with vivid personalities and complex stories that promise plenty of future action." 4 Cups!
—Coffee Time Romance (read the full review)
"With a debut novel that is, by turns, mysterious, hilarious and very sexy, Elise Sax will win your heart."
—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
"What a fun book! Laugh aloud funny, Elise Sax's sexy new novel will leave readers begging for more. I await the sequel!"
"In the tradition of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, Elise Sax's new novel is a funny, sexy ride with charming characters and a fast moving plot that'll keep you guessing until the end."
"Elise Sax has written a book that invites you right in to read with open arms...This is one book that will put you in a good mood, while trying to keep up with the antics of Gladie and her crew."
—Cheryl Green, Myshelf.com
"Gladie is a spunky heroine who will make readers laugh even as they thrill as she solves the mystery."
—NewsandSentinel.com (read the full review)
"...an absolutely delightful read that hit all the right notes. I giggled, I snickered, and I really enjoyed following Gladie around her small town getting into scrapes with bad guys.."
—Smexy Books (read the full review)
Ballantine Books, Paperback, January 2013, ISBN: 9780345532220