Doppelgangster by Laura Resnick
(Esther Diamond Novel)

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"In Laura Resnick's Doppelgangster, the New York actress is 'resting' between roles by working as a singing waitress at a Manhattan mob restaurant because wiseguys tip well. Then duplicated gangsters appear, bullets start flying, and it's up to Esther and her friend Max the Magician to fight Evil by stopping the gang war before it starts killing the wrong people. And if she has time, maybe Esther can actually keep a hot date with her hunky detective friend Lopez, who doesn't believe in magic. Yet. Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read."
New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney

Doppelgangster is the exciting second novel of the Esther Diamond series.


About Laura Resnick

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Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, Illinois. A childhood of being thrown by horses, bitten by dogs, and terrorized by the Resnicks' notorious exploding water well helped prepare her adequately for her future in the publishing industry. Resnick went on to study French, Italian, and linguistics at Georgetown, graduating "cum laude," Shortly thereafter, she tramped around most of the Old World, looking at lots of cool paintings, working in France, and winding up on a kibbutz in Israel for a while. She studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, and spent a volatile but happy year teaching English at the University of Palermo in Italy. By the time she was thirty, Resnick had sold a dozen romance novels, all but one of them written under the pseudonym Laura Leone, and "Romantic Times "magazine named her the best new writer in her genre. She then went on an overland journey across Africa. Everything you could ever want to know about that 8-month journey is recounted in the award-winning nonfiction book, "A Blonde In Africa." While she was in Africa, Resnick won the John W. Campbell Award as Best New Science Fiction/Fantasy Writer in recognition of the short stories she had been writing. Having thus warmed up her muscles, she wrote her first fantasy novel, "In Legend Born" -- a project which made crossing Africa overland seem easy by comparison.
Published November 6, 2009 by DAW. 398 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This gleeful, clever sequel to 2006’s Disappearing Nightly teams up actress and singing waitress Esther Diamond with the magic-savvy but utterly unworldly

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Fantasy Literature

Kelly is most fond of fantasy set in a historical setting (a la Jo Graham) or in a setting that echoes a real historical period (a la George RR Martin and Jacqueline Carey).

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Grave Tells

I’m excited to read the next in the series, Unsympathetic Magic, to see if Esther and Connor finally get the full Smex Beam treatment and what kind of adventure the author comes up with next.

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Grasping For The Wind

Posted in: Book Reviews, Paranormal Fantasy, Publishers.Tagged: DAW · esther diamond · Humor · Laura Resnick · mafia · mob · parnormal fantasy.

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