Christietown by Susan Kandel
(Cece Caruso Mysteries)

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A new suspense-themed housing tract on the edge of the Mojave Desert is about to open, and who better to help promote the Cotswold-cozy development than mystery biographer extraordinaire Cece Caruso? For the grand opening weekend, Cece is staging a play featuring the beloved sleuth Miss Marple. Of course, everything goes wrong, including a leading lady who ends up dead.

All is not well in Christietown; its secrets are as complicated as the truth behind Agatha Christie's real-life disappearance. The developer, an Englishman who claims to be Dame Agatha's descendent, has ruthless investors breathing down his neck. Meanwhile, Cece's got a wedding to plan, a baby shower to give, and an ex-husband who shows up on her doorstep with his fiancée and future mother-in-law. And when another body surfaces, the intrepid amateur sleuth knows she must play the famed detective for real—or suffer the same mysterious fate.

 

About Susan Kandel

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Susan Kandel is a former art critic for the Los Angeles Times. She has taught at New York University and UCLA, and served as editor of the international journal artext. She lives in West Hollywood, California, with her husband, two daughters, and dog.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 290 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A real-estate developer transplants St. Mary's Mead to the California desert, and gets pretty much what he deserves.

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So CeCe now has problems with her play and what happened to her leading lady, as well as trouble with her fiancée, since CeCe is having a problem setting a wedding date.

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