Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Review: And One to Die On

Title And One to Die On
Author Jane Haddam
Rating ****
Tags mystery, series, gregor demarkian, maine, islands, movie stars 

Movie star Tasheba Kent disappeared from Hollywood with her lover Cavender Marsh in 1938 when Marsh's wife and Tasheba's sister Lilith died in what was ruled an accident. Kent and Marsh went to live on an island off the coast of Maine. Now Tasheba's 100th birthday is coming up, and she and Cavender are having an auction, and have invited people involved to the island. Bennis Hannaford is a relative of Cavender's and she is invited and takes Gregor Demarkian along. While on the island a storm makes leaving and communications impossible, and, of course, a murder happens.

It infuriates me, as a would be writer, that Haddam can take a cliched plot like murder on an island in a storm and make it work. She does.

Publication Crimeline (1997), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 304 pages
Publication date 1997
ISBN 055356448X / 9780553564488

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