If you are looking for an unconventional mystery with a snarky, no-nonsense main character, this is it. Madison is a strong leading lady who lands in lots of quirky situations. Instead of clashing, humor and danger meld perfectly, and there’s a cliffhanger that will make your jaw drop. You’ll look forward to the second Mad for Mod mystery.
Interior decorator Madison Night is the spitting image of Doris Day, and not by accident — her entire career is rooted in the mid-century aesthetic. But what is good for business ends up being lethal when a serial killer begins suffocating Doris Day look-alikes — and makes it clear that Madison is on his list. (POLYESTER PRESS, Oct., 288 pp., $14.95)