Friday, June 24, 2011

Lights! Camera! Murder! by Loni Emmert

Author Loni Emmert has worked in entertainment for thirty years, so she put her background to good use with her first Abigail Whitefeather mystery, Lights! Camera! Murder! Although Abigail Whitefeather does everything an amateur sleuth should not do, this is still a fun mystery.

Just when Abigail Hale was planning the rest of her life after sending her only daughter off to college, her husband announced he was leaving her for someone else. After falling apart, the forty-year-old packed up her dreams from the past, took back her maiden name of Whitefeather, and moved to Hollywood to see if she could have a career in acting. She wasn't there long before landing a bit part in a soap opera. No one paid attention to an actress with a small part, so she overheard a number of arguments about the leading man's plans to leave the show. Abby had no idea that life would imitate TV though, and the star would end up dead outside her townhouse. Now, she has to convince the handsome homicide detective that she isn't a killer.

Yes, there's an amateur sleuth who pokes around and almost gets herself killed. Yes, there are a couple romantic interests, including the police detective. Lights! Camera! Murder! really doesn't have an original plot.  It's just a fun mystery in which a likable woman takes her life in her own hands, in more ways than one.

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Lights! Camera! Murder! by Loni Emmert. Hilliard & Harris. ©2010. ISBN 9781591333104 (paperback), 184p.

FTC Full Disclosure - The author sent me a copy of the book, hoping I would review it.


Liz V. said...

Fun is good.

Karen said...

Just knowing that it's a light, fun read is good!

Lesa said...

I'm glad both of you appreciate "fun", Liz and Karen. Thanks.

Kris said...

Heck, sometimes a fun mystery is all that's required or needed.

Lesa said...

You're right, Kris. And, this one fit my mood.