Elliott & Thompson has just released four fantastic murder mysteries, exclusively on ebook. From the suspenseful City of Mirrors which brings the cynical world of Hollywood vividly to life, to the thrilling Mother Shadow, where the streets of New York can prove deadly, Melodie Johnson Howe's books are must-reads for crime fans. A former actress who worked with such illustrious names as Clint Eastwood, James Caan and Alan Alda, she left acting to pursue her love of writing and Elliott and Thompson are very pleased to be published these four terrific novels on ebook in the UK.
Her debut Mother Shadow was nominated for an Edgar Award. It tells the story of Maggie Hill, who teams up with private detective Claire Conrad to thwart the greedy ambitions of the relatives of her newly deceased coin-collecting employer. Beauty Dies is another mystery with Claire and Maggie, as they are forced to investigate the claims that a recent New York model's suicide was in fact murder!
In City of Mirrors, Diana Poole is trying to make ends meet in Hollywood after the death of her husband, so she returns to acting. The business hasn't changed; young starlets will do anything to get ahead, and Diana seems to find bodies around every corner. In the collection of short stories, Shooting Hollywood, Diana Poole continues to stumble across Hollywood murders whilst trying to make her comeback, and has to use ever inch of her guile to stay one step ahead of the game.
Crime author Michael Connelly described City of Mirrors as "deftly written and smart. On top of that, it's entertaining as hell." Fellow crime writer Simon Brett echoed that sentiment, describing the book as "a fine crime novel with an engagingly cynical edge."
All four books are available for Kindle via Amazon and for other ebook readers via all good e-retailers.