A Moment in Crime
A Santa Fe Revival Mystery
by Amanda Allen
Crooked Lane Books
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 21 Dec 2018
I am reviewing a copy of A Moment in Crime through Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley:
The murder of a famous Jazz aged Film director unearths a hornets nest of passion, duplicity, and naked ambition, and bitter revenge.
The Golden age of cinema has begun. Santa Fe is in the grip of movie fever when Luther Bishop arrives for the filming of his new Cowboy Film. Maddie Vaughn-Alwin’s cousin Gwen Astor is in town with a small part in the movie. Unfortunately Gwen finds herself caught in a whirlwind of Mischief before the filming even starts. The plot thickens when the director is found hanging in his office!
Soon it comes to light that Gwen was having an affair with Luther, leaving Gwen as the prime suspect in his murder much to Maddie’s dismay . But Maddie knows that Gwen was not the only one who he had an affair with. He’s made his fair share of enemies. Luther’s widowed Wife Bridget finally takes her late husbands coveted directors chair meanwhile head of wardrobe Lorelei Fontaine is denied a role that Luther had promised her. Original leading man Harry Kelly was fired by Luther just as they arrived in Santa Fe.
Desperate to prove her cousin Gwen’s innocence Maddie begins an investigation of her own but every clue reveals a new motive. Can Maddie prove her cousin’s innocence.
I give A Moment in Crime five out of five stars!