Death of a Russian Doll by Barbara Early. Read this book and you will see another side of cute, quaint East Aurora NY. With unusually well-written and amusing prose (for a cosy mystery), this local author takes us on a complicated romp through the murder of a Russian woman. Unfortunately, the murdered woman is the wife of the main character's ex-boyfriend, which complicates our narrator's love life considerably. We have a believable narrator, who wears comfy pajamas, has two unreasonably cranky cats and a father who is the retired chief of police.