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Lillian and ADA Mystery #3: Done to Death: The New Mystery Featuring Lesbian Sleuths Lil and ADA

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Publisher Comments:

TV presenting proves dangerous, when Ada and her partner Lil become involved in a new antiques show and get sucked into a morass of lies, secrets and murder . . .

Barry Stromstein has a serious problem. If he can't come up with a concept for a new TV antiques show asap, his terrifying boss - TV sensation Lenore Parks - will fire him, and his perfect life will be over. But when he talks to antiques columnist Lil Campbell, he unexpectedly hits pay dirt. Her partner, Ada Strauss, not only suggests the perfect hook for the show, but is the perfect woman to host it.

Ada's elated, but production of The Final Reckoning seems blighted before it's even begun when, shockingly, Leonore dies. But Barry seems strangely determined to continue, and as Lenore's children - the unsettling Rachel and her beloved older brother Richard - become involved, the pilot episode becomes increasingly ghoulish in tone.

Ada's enjoying herself - really, she is - but as she and Lil are drawn deeper into the lives and affairs of the Parks, they begin to suspect that there are dark, twisted secrets at the heart of the family, and very real danger for them all . . .

Review:

"Atkins's middling third cozy featuring Lil Campbell and Ada Strauss (after 2012's Best Place to Die) finds the Grenville, Conn., couple rushing headlong into the unreal world of reality TV. Producer Barry Stromstein is facing an ultimatum from his demanding boss, talk show host and media mogul Lenore Parks, to produce new ideas. Then, he has a brainstorm: 'Antiques Roadshow meets The Hunger Games on the set of Gilmore Girls.' During a conference call with Lil in connection with her antique column, 'Cash or Trash,' he is also charmed by Ada, whom he thinks has star potential. Chaos ensues at Lenore's company after she's shot to death in her dressing room, with Barry seeing professional salvation in getting Final Reckoning, which will feature Ada hosting estate sales of the recently departed, on the air. Ada and Lil, however, are more interested in finding Lenore's killer. Atkins scores some good points off reality TV and celebrity-fueled empires in this otherwise tepid whodunit. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Ada Strauss is delighted to be asked to host a new TV show about antiques, produced by Lenore Parks Productions. But after Lenore is murdered, Ada and her partner Lilian get sucked into the affairs of Leonore's children, and there are twisted secrets at the heart of the Parks family that will prove dangerous for all involved.

About the Author

Charles Atkins is a practicing psychiatrist and member of the Yale Clinical Faculty. His first novel, "The Portrait," was published in 1998. He coauthors a weekly column for "The Waterbury Republican" and has published short stories and articles in a variety of publications. He lives in Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780727883742
Author:
Atkins, Charles
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Author:
Severn House Publishers
Location:
Sutton
Subject:
crime, mystery, murder, incest, television, antiques, lesbians, LGBTQ, Lil Campbell, Ada Strauss
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
crime, mystery, murder, incest, television, antiques, lesbians, LGBTG, Lil Campbell, Ada Strauss
Subject:
FICTION / Lesbian
Subject:
Connecticut
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First World Publication
Series:
A Lillian and Ada Mystery
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20140701
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Gay Fiction
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Lesbian Fiction
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 224 pages Severn House Publishers - English 9780727883742 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Atkins's middling third cozy featuring Lil Campbell and Ada Strauss (after 2012's Best Place to Die) finds the Grenville, Conn., couple rushing headlong into the unreal world of reality TV. Producer Barry Stromstein is facing an ultimatum from his demanding boss, talk show host and media mogul Lenore Parks, to produce new ideas. Then, he has a brainstorm: 'Antiques Roadshow meets The Hunger Games on the set of Gilmore Girls.' During a conference call with Lil in connection with her antique column, 'Cash or Trash,' he is also charmed by Ada, whom he thinks has star potential. Chaos ensues at Lenore's company after she's shot to death in her dressing room, with Barry seeing professional salvation in getting Final Reckoning, which will feature Ada hosting estate sales of the recently departed, on the air. Ada and Lil, however, are more interested in finding Lenore's killer. Atkins scores some good points off reality TV and celebrity-fueled empires in this otherwise tepid whodunit. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Ada Strauss is delighted to be asked to host a new TV show about antiques, produced by Lenore Parks Productions. But after Lenore is murdered, Ada and her partner Lilian get sucked into the affairs of Leonore's children, and there are twisted secrets at the heart of the Parks family that will prove dangerous for all involved.
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