They were addicted to antique jewelry. They had the same employer and the same roommate. Two are dead, and now one is missing. P.J. Smythe is back, and this time it’s personal. Her roommate has disappeared, but the only person who might know what happened is a thug whose brutal handiwork has just decorated the side of P.J.’s face.

What Are Friends for

Praise for…

“Flinty, wry, and wise, P.J. Smythe is a worthy addition to the private-eye canon, and Caroline Taylor’s knowing way with whodunit conventions makes What Are Friends For? a non-guilty pleasure from page to page.”—Louis Bayard, Author of The Black Tower

“Taylor’s bright debut throws in enough laughs to please a wide audience.”—Kirkus Reviews