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Deadly Farce

An Avalon Mystery

Who do movie stars turn to when the need protection? Well generally they turn to a professional highly trained, body guard to protect their backsides. Lorraine Keys is a bodyguard, but she’s never protected an A-Lister before. Now is her time to shine. Well unless it’s nothing more than paranoia.

Shepard Brown is almost any woman’s dream. A Hollywood hunk at the top of the movie chain, he seems to have it all. When a “poisoned” is brought to Shepard, he feels his life is in danger. He calls on his childhood friend Lorraine, who’s had his back in the past. Lorraine heads to Atlantic City to assess the situation, but she’s not alone. Her Best friend Barbara tags along much to Lorraine’s dismay, determined to meet Shepard.

When a turn of events forces Lorraine to admit Shepard’s life is in danger, not only does Lorraine have to worry about Shepard and her best friend, but also the fact that it could be anyone on the set of his latest movie filming. It could be enemies, but it could also be his own close friends. Everyone is a suspect and to make matters even worse, her boss is not confident in her abilities and wants her off the job.

Can Lorraine save the day and find a killer or will she find herself just one more target in someone’s way to Sheppard Brown?

Deadly Farce by Jennifer McAndrews is a fun, family friendly, mystery. The story takes its readers into the adventure of a bounty hunter with little experience and the humor starts as soon as the book is opened. I couldn’t help but think of Janet Evanovich as I read Deadly Farce, but with a fresh turn on comedic mystery.

In its entirety I can honestly say I was never bored and thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish which is rare for any reader not to be bored at some point in a book. McAndrews kept the characters and story fresh with scenes melding into each other seamlessly perfect. Of the books I have read so far this year, I would have to give this book my highest recommendation!


Book Blurb for Deadly Farce

When Hollywood heavyweight Shepard Brown fears someone is trying to kill him, he asks newly licensed private investigator Lorraine Keys to keep him safe. Friends with Shepard since elementary school, Lorraine knows he can be more than a little melodramatic. Though she agrees to meet him on location in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to review the situation, the last thing she expects is to find truth in his claims. After all, a poisoned pizza? But after getting caught in the center of yet another attempt on Shepard's life, Lorraine is forced to admit he's right about the danger--and determined to find a way to protect him while searching for the culprit.

With her meddling friend Barb along for the ride and her boss anxiously tracking her every move, Lorraine must juggle the chaos of a film set, the lure of the casinos, the mutual attraction of a hunky co-star, and a minefield of Shepard's ex-girlfriends all while keeping Shepard safe and uncovering the identity of the killer … before she becomes the next target.


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 5.00