Los Angeles reporter Molly Blume knows to trust her instincts in the search for a good story. As she works on a piece about vandalized homes, she learns about the controversy surrounding the Historic Architectural Restoration and Preservation Board and knows she's found a gold mine.

Molly discovers that a lot of vandalism has been aimed at the board members. After her story runs in the paper, the vandalism escalates into murder. Feeling horribly guilty, she looks into the killing.

The second book in this series, DREAM HOUSE is a solid mystery that's well worth reading. Molly's orthodox Judaism makes her a unique amateur sleuth and adds great depth to her character, and there's an entertaining romance that doesn't slow down the mystery. (Oct., 400 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer