The Late, Lamented Molly Marx

Sally Koslow, Author . Ballantine $23 (320p) ISBN 978-0-345-50620-7

Molly Divine Marx is dead. No one is quite sure how—murder, suicide, tragic accident?—and even Molly's own recollection doesn't explain much. Narrating this charming novel from an afterlife limbo known as the Duration, Molly follows the investigation of her death while keeping tabs on the living she left behind. Nearly everyone is a suspect: Barry, Molly's philandering plastic surgeon husband; Kitty, her controlling mother-in-law; Luke, Molly's lover; and the cabal of wifely hopefuls who line up for a shot at Barry before Molly's casket is safely in the ground. Longtime magazine editor Koslow (Little Pink Slips ) knows her way around expertly tuned phrasing, and Molly is a delightful gem of a heroine. Equal parts self-deprecating, wry and sassy, Molly is honest about her faults and easily forgiving of the others' as she reviews her life with a hearty dose of honesty and humor. Though the anticipated delicious revelation doesn't quite live up to expectations, the narrative's heavy dose of hilarity and heartbreak will win readers over. (May)

Reviewed on: 02/23/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
Show other formats
Paperback - 324 pages - 978-0-345-52514-7
Compact Disc - 978-1-4692-0807-7
Open Ebook - 253 pages - 978-0-345-51533-9
MP3 CD - 978-1-4233-8544-8
Compact Disc - 978-1-4233-8542-4
MP3 CD - 978-1-4233-8545-5
Compact Disc - 978-1-4233-8543-1
Compact Disc - 978-1-4692-0806-0
MP3 CD - 978-1-4692-0808-4
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-25179-3
Paperback - 324 pages - 978-0-345-50621-4
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.