Murder Is Only Skin Deep

by Phyllis Dinerman

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/0001

About the Book

Murder Is Only Skin Deep revolves around the sudden deaths of young women living in a small coastal town north of Boston.  Their lifestyles and deaths are so similar that authorities believe there is a common thread.

Secrets are exposed that family and friends knew nothing about.  Truths are bared about neighbors, professionals and local townspeople.  Is there a serial killer living in this town?  How are these women dying? 

Janet is the aspiring detective who is warm, witty, and bright, and married to Brian, the medical pathologist of this coastal town.  He becomes her “Mr. Watson” as she materializes into Sherlock Holmes. 

The scenario takes place in Swampscott, Massachusetts, where lights-out takes place at nine in the evening and sidewalks roll up, as well.  Murders did not happen in Swampscott…until now. 

            Phyllis Dinerman is the author of “The BocaYente’s Slice of Life.”  This is her first mystery novel, and this whodunit is peppered with humor and suspense.  It is a definitive page-turner, airplane companion, and beach book.

About the Author

Phyllis Dinerman is a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts and a resident of Boynton Beach, Florida.  She is the author of The BocaYentes Slice of Life, a series of 85 humorous vignettes about living in southern Florida.  She is a frequent guest speaker throughout Florida and is the Features Editor and columnist of "News & Views," a magazine publication of Cascade Lakes, Boynton Beach, Florida.  Phyllis is a guest columnist and frequent contributor of articles to the Jewish Journal Boston North of Salem, Massachusetts. 


Her writing career began in Boca Raton, Florida, January, 1998. Her parents were a computer and a sense of humor, and her sibling is a vivid imagination.  She looks at everyday situations and thinks, What if?  And this is how Murder Is Only Skin Deep was conceived.  She is the wife of a retired periodontist, the mother of two sons and a grandmother to four. A vibrant Floridian, she plays tennis and tutors classes in digital photo editing and video slideshows.


Her first book reflected Florida living and her second novel, Murder is Only Skin Deep, focuses on her old stomping grounds, Swampscott and Marblehead, Massachusetts.  Phyllis says that her yesterdays were in Marblehead and her todays are in Florida.  Phyllis is full of vim and vigor, and she is a well know humorist on the north shore of Boston and in southeastern Florida.


Phyllis penned this mystery novel, peppered with humor, to be a genuine page-turner, airplane companion, and beach book.  She accomplished those objectives in this well-written mystery, Murder Is Only Skin Deep.



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