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Book Title: City of Mirrors|
The author of the book: Melodie Johnson Howe
Date of issue: August 1st 2013
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.22 MB
Read full description of the books City of Mirrors:City of Mirrors was a clever, suspenseful read with a mystery that had enough twists and turns to constantly keep me guessing.
I must admit, I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately. I've had several books that I wasn't able to finish and there haven't been many that have really left an impression on me. This debut in the Diana Poole series was exactly what I needed. The pacing was fast and there wasn't a dull moment, so I was able to fly through this novel in a very short amount of time. When I wasn't reading I had my mind on the story, thinking about the details of the mystery and wondering who the murderer could be.
I really enjoyed the protagonist, Diana Poole. She was a tough, resilient character with plenty of flaws and a troubled past. She's trying to rebuild her life after losing her husband and dealing with the passing of her movie-star mother. She had a rocky relationship with the late Nora Poole and is constantly being compared to her now that she's trying to revive her own career as an actress.
Diana's comeback in the film industry has it's challenges. She is asked to work with a young new actress who can't remember her lines and doesn't seem enthusiastic about her career. But before Diana has the chance to help, she finds her dead and that is where the mystery begins.
We are introduced to many interesting characters along the way, both good and bad, some living and some who still have a powerful effect on Diana's life even though they are gone. These characters were all connected in various ways and were great additions to the story.
If you enjoy a good mystery with shady characters and an independent protagonist who doesn't need a hero to swoop in and save the day, then City of Mirrors is a must-read.
Read information about the authorMelodie Johnson Howe is a mystery author and former actress. She began writing as a child, composing plays such as Nevada—a western that ended with the villain being sent to his room—and began acting in the mid-1960s. For a decade, she worked in movies alongside actors such as Clint Eastwood, Alan Alda, and James Caan. In the early 1980s, she left the Hollywood grind to pursue her dream of writing mysteries.
Howe’s first novel, The Mother Shadow (1989), featured Claire Conrad and Maggie Hill, whom Howe describes as “the female answer to Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.” It was nominated for an Edgar Award, and was followed by a sequel, Beauty Dies (1994). Howe is also acclaimed for her short fiction. Her most recent book, Shooting Hollywood: The Diana Poole Stories (2012), is a collection of short stories starring a forty-year-old actress trying to make a comeback.
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