Super In The City

In a city brimming with opportunities for heroism, twenty-seven-year-old Zephyr Zuckerman has often fantasized about committing acts of bravery that would make front-page news. Now she may get her big break–though it may require plunging a few toilets. When the superintendent of her parents’ Greenwich Village brownstone is led away in handcuffs, unemployed Zephyr takes over his post and unleashes her inner sleuth: discovering titillating secrets about her tenants–from a smoky-voiced Frenchwoman who entertains throngs of unsavory visitors to a moody musician who just has to be hiding something–and realizing that her new reality is far more intriguing than her imagination.

Soon Zephyr has sussed out wrongs that stretch from losers on the Internet to art fraud and an international crime ring. The mob thinks she’s in the FBI, and the FBI thinks she’s in the mob–a predicament she needs to clear up fast. But perhaps not before a cute, surly exterminator helps her solve the mystery of what to do with the rest of her life….


From the Compact Disc edition.

Editorial Reviews

“One should not simply read Super in the City; one should gobble it up like candy.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author

“Undoubtedly smarter and funnier than most girls-in-the-city novels.”

Publishers Weekly

“[A] lively, smart chick-lit mystery.”

Booklist

“[A] funny, enjoyable caper about a dirty job…with a polished lead character, an ear for snappy dialogue, and a propulsive storytelling style.”

Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Daphne Uviller was superintendent of her family’s building in the West Village for ten long years. She is a former books/poetry editor for Time Out New York and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, New York, Allure, and Self. A third-generation Greenwich Village resident, she now lives in her childhood apartment with her husband and two children.

Reader Biography

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie® and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall.

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