Book Review

by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

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When Chicago filmmaker Ellie Foreman receives a message telling her
of Ben Sinclair's death, she's puzzled.
She didn't know the elderly man, so how
did her telephone number wind up in his coat pocket? A visit to his residence
raises more questions than it answers. Simply agreeing to drop off two boxes

of Ben's effects at a charity for his
landlady has dire consequences;
suddenly, the older woman is dead, Ellie's home has been burglarized
and the boxes are taken.

Who was Ben Sinclair? And what did
he want with her? The only leads Ellie
has are a faded photo, a URL for a genealogical website, some e-mail and
an old Zippo lighter. Unbelievably, her investigation leads her right to her
own father. The sins of people from his past may date back to Nazi Germany,
and learning the truth is a danger all its own.

AN EYE FOR MURDER is a fast-paced, involving book with a very complex plot.
Hellmann's deft use of humor keeps
the proceedings from becoming grim, despite certain aspects of the story.
I look forward to reading many of Ellie Foreman's further exploits in coming
years. (Dec., 336 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer

Publisher: Berkley

Published: December 2002

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