As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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Published by Simon & Schuster. 16 October 2014. ISBN
is a cleverly put together novel. The 20 chapters are all written by
different people but the continuity of the story is undimmed by the multiple
authorship. That is possibly because of the fact that these are all
mystery writers of distinction. The detective is Perry Christopher whose
career as an NYPD cop ended in scandal, and he was unable to prove his
innocence. He has lost his job and his wife over the whole thing and is
now a private investigator.
Perry is asked by a wealthy Manhattanite to find
her missing daughter, Angelina, whose 21st birthday is imminent and the
inheritance of great wealth from her grandfather. Perry has to undertake
a complicated journey as he talks to those connected with the stunningly
beautiful Angelina. There seem to be threats to her life and the
perpetrator seems to be following Perry, perhaps as a way of finding Angelina.
The contacts with Angelina's friends, relatives and enemies (sometimes
two of those are combined) produce a confusing picture of the missing woman.
A deliberately slow start to events suddenly changes to fast action as
the story gets very serious. The conclusion is both shocking and satisfying.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
The book is to raise support for Safe Horizons, a
victims support charity in the USA.
Jennifer Palmer Throughout my reading life crime
fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an
expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.