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Heather Wells is trying to juggle her wedding plans with registration week at the residence hall where she is assistant director. Jasmine, a new RA, dies, and Heather discovers she had been drinking with students and several other RAs at a party held by a prince, whose father bought his luxury suite of dorms, along with his student status. Tidbits of news are being leaked to the student news blog, and Heather talks to the editor, only to have him nearly killed soon after. The prince's bodyguard begins harassing her, and her fiance's family contact Heather's long-estranged mother with a wedding invite, producing high stress on multiple fronts. Heather rises above the craziness to take care of everyone and solve the crime in what is both an exciting mystery and a surprisingly funny caper. Cabot splices realistic details of dorm life with humorous descriptions of wedding planning, along with rapid-fire, smart commentary on everything from hovering parents to women's skills at target shooting. Fans may also enjoy Laura Levine's equally funny Jaine Austen series.--Alessio, Amy Copyright 2010 Booklist


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Bestseller Cabot neatly blends crime, humor, and a touch of romance in her fifth Heather Wells whodunit (after 2012's Size 12 and Ready to Rock). While handling the demands of freshmen orientation at Manhattan's New York College, Heather also listens to parental complaints about room assignments at Fischer Hall, the student residence where she works as a supervisor. Recently popularized by the arrival of Crown Prince Rashid, Fischer Hall is also the site of the untimely death of a new resident adviser, Jasmine Albright. Heather works to fit together the pieces of the puzzle in Jasmine's demise even as she continues to plan for her upcoming wedding to her dreamy fiance, Cooper Cartwright. Multidimensional characters, from the dorm handyman to the arrogant yet elusive prince, are a plus, but it's the simmering mystery behind the suspicious death that propels this installment to its surprising conclusion. Agent: Laura Langlie, Laura Langlie Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.