Ellie is the wife of a cheating, wealthy jerk. When she discovers he's having an affair, and threatens to divorce him if he doesn't stop, he decides to take her up on the divorce offer and promptly throws her out.
For the first time in her life, Ellie is on her own, and after being a homemaker for twenty years she feels ill equipped to support herself and her son. Her biggest fear, however, is that her ex will try to take their son out of the country where she'll never be able to get custody.
Ellie and her son move in with her goofy mother. Then her husband's lover ends up dead and Ellie becomes the prime suspect.
Meanwhile, Ellie's best friend, a very successful businessperson, is pregnant. She's single and intends to stay that way.
One thing after another points to Ellie as the murderer and Ellie's hopes to both keep her son and stay out of prison fade fast...
I really loved The Estrogen Posse. It was a good, intricately plotted mystery. It was funny, and the characters where fully realized.
There were several colorful secondary characters that almost hijacked the story and, for me, a few unanswered questions, but overall, The Estrogen Posse was a well-paced, well-written thoroughly entertaining tale of justice served.
"The Estrogen Posse is a hoot! I laughed, I cried, I couldn't put it down! For every woman who needs a pick me up, this is the book for you!"
Janet Evanovich, NYT bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum mystery series
Once upon a time Ellie Briotti had a quiet life as a suburban housewife.
she confronts her wealthy husband Nicky about doing the pecker polka with another woman, and Nicky tosses Ellie out of his life like some misbehaved household pet.
Gram Crackers, her dotty mother begins passing out house keys to homeless bums.
Joey, her eleven-year old son starts on a new career path: breaking and entering.
Rina, her best friend, a single, successful, entrepreneur learns she's about to become a mother.
Candi, Nicky's 22-year-old mistress turns up murdered with traces of furniture polish on her bare backside!
A rip-roaring ribald mystery about a woman’s journey to discover what she really wants in life. Now, if Ellie can keep her son from becoming a second-story man, while trying to hide everything from the gorgeous cop who’s started sniffing around, Ellie might be able to get a new life.
That is—if she doesn’t go to jail for murder first!