Thirteen of today's top female mystery writers, including Faye Kellerman, Anne Perry, J.D. Robb, and Diana Gabaldon, have gotten together, each contributing a chapter to this mystery. NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX is sheer fun, a tongue in cheek triumph that will perplex and amuse you! Be prepared to kick back, relax, and enjoy as you accompany Caroline to the Phoenix Spa!

Caroline Blessing, wife of a congressman, accompanies her mother to the exclusive Phoenix Spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The spa, owned by Hilda's old college roommate, caters to la creme de la creme.

Caroline is excited to be there, especially because her fellow guests include a rock star, a top model, and a world famous psychic. However, the retreat is not restful, for within hours of their arrival, the owner is brutally murdered. Although the police are on the case, another murder occurs.

Fearing for her own life and her mothers possible involvement, Caroline undertakes an investigation that leads to a very surprising outcome.

(Aug., 320 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg