"Readers will enjoy Kelly Lange's mystery."
In Los Angeles TV news reporter Maxi Poole and her
cameraman Rodger Harbaugh cover the death of Gillian Rose,
CEO of a successful dietary supplement company. Maxi has
the code to enter Gillian's office building and soon finds
the corpse. Rodger films the deceased and the crime
scene. However, there is not much to cover on the news
when the authorities determine that Gillian died of natural
Maxi has doubts as she knew the deceased and soon uncovers
indisputable evidence that forces the now angry medical
examiner into doing a new autopsy. The results affirm
Maxi's theory that someone killed Gillian. Unable to
remain on the sidelines now that she has forced the police
to investigate, Maxi conducts her own inquiries to include
questioning Gillian's husband, his mistress and the
victim's business cronies.
Too many conveniences take away from a frenzy character
that readers will like (though insist she drink decaf).
The story line feels like a Jackie Collins lite, as fans
will get a taste of fashionable LA through the eyes of a
REPORTER. At the same time the audience will wonder how a
major media journalist has the time to do leg work
investigation, prepare her reports, and appear on TV
without one of the Rose supplements to pool her energy.
Still when Maxi lets her hair down especially in between
her soft-boiled investigation, readers will enjoy Kelly
Lange's lowbrow mystery.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 24, 2003