April 5, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #5
Mambo is for Murder
On the surface Angela, Pamela, Sandra and Rita, Monica, Erica, Tina and Jessica had nothing in common. Each lived a varied life of quiet contentedness with their boyfriend.
Angela was a night nurse with a passion for abstract art. Pamela was a bartender who invented the upside lemon slammer with a twist. Sandra wrote plays about distant lands she knew she would never visit. Rita was just laid off for the sixth time this year, this time claiming attitude issues. Monica was a paralegal who discreetly stole Post-Its from her office as a form of protest. Erica was in fashion, or at least that is what she would tell people. (Between you and me, Erica worked at TJ Maxx.) Tina taught first graders how sharing is caring and not to pick your nose and rub it on your neighbor. Finally, Jessica was in sales for a middle level supply company. Beyond being female it would seem these ladies wouldn’t even live in the same neighborhood let alone share a life’s most important thing. Up until recently, these ladies all thought they had a loving boyfriend who was faithful to only them. They all in their own ways were madly in love with an up and coming pop artist, Lou Bega.
After the release of “Mambo #5” these ladies banded together with a fire only a scorned woman can muster. Lou would regret the day he thought he could have polygamy in a pop song in this gripping tale of betrayal, music and murder.