CELEBRITY IN DEATH
Superstar Robb takes Eve and co. on a through-the-looking-glass ride as they meet their actor counterparts in the movie based on one of Eve’s most famous cases. The juxtaposition is amusing and deadly, as murder strikes at a swanky party. One of this series’ best elements is the gradual development of characters punctuated with unexpected payoffs. Great good fun as always!
Reporter Nadine Furst wrote a book about the infamous lcove cloning case and it’s now in production. Eve, Roarke, Peabody and the rest of the police crew have been invited to a party at the director’s luxury building to celebrate and meet the actors. The celebrity-packed bash takes a nasty turn when the actress playing Peabody turns up murdered on the roof. Eve and her crew must sort out motive and opportunity to find out who killed the faux Peabody. (PUTNAM, Feb., 400 pp., $27.95)