by Amanda Allen
Crooked Lane Books
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 21 Dec 2018
If you enjoy historical mysteries, you will delight in Amanda Allen’s second suspenseful Santa Fe Revival mystery - A Moment in Crime. The shifting hues of the desert provide a stunning backdrop for this jazz age tale of ambition, betrayal, blackmail and murder.
Maddie’s cousin, Gwen Astor, ran away to Hollywood to become an actress, while Maddie settled in Santa Fe to paint and recover from her husband’s loss. Gwen arrives suddenly, exhausted and in tears, after a failed love affair with Luther Bishop, Hollywood director and notorious womanizer. Luther Bishop is filming a western epic in Santa Fe. Conflicts between the director and his cast and crew make filming a nightmare. Accidents plague the set. Then Luther is found hanging in his office, and Gwen is amongst the suspects.
The jazz age is a fascinating time period, for its social change and its art...