Black & White & Dead All Over.
Black & White & Dead All Over
9780986413025, $12.99, 288pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: What happens when the Internet service provider in a small town spies on his clients' cyber-lives and blackmails them for gifts and services? Murder; that's what happens. Penelope Trigg moves to Lost Hat, Texas to open a photography studio and find herself as an artist. Things are going great. She's got a few clients, some friends, even a hot new high-tech boyfriend. But when Penny submits some nude figure studies of him to a contest, she gets hit with a blackmail letter in her inbox. "Do what I want or your lover's nudie pix get splattered across the Internet." The timing couldn't be worse, so Penny is forced to submit to the blackmailer's demands. Then people start dying and all the clues point to her. She has to rattle every skeleton in every closet in Lost Hat to keep herself out of jail and find the real killer.
Critique: "Black & White & Dead All Over: A Lost Hat, Texas Mystery" by Anna Castle is a deftly crafted mystery thriller replete with unexpected twists and surprising turns. A solid entertainment for mystery fans from beginning to end, "Black & White & Dead All Over" is a terrific read that will leave her readers looking eagerly toward the next 'Lost Hat, Texas' mystery novel. Highly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Black & White & Dead All Over" is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).