Juliet Applebaum's latest excuse to escape the carpool lane comes when her old friend, actress Lilly Green, asks her to help clear her brother's name. He is in jail, accused of killing his stepmother. But soon, Juliet must face the disturbing possibility that her famous friend may have played a role in the murder…
"Death Gets a Time-Out is arguably the best of Waldman's mysteries. It's certainly the most complex, with a dark cobweb of family dysfunction covering the whole plot. Think Chinatown, but with strollers and morning sickness."
—Long Island Press
"Waldman skillfully unravels the intertwined relationships between all these characters to reveal a cunning murder plot… Waldman has an excellent ear for the snappy comeback, especially when delivered by a five-year-old."