Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Reading....


A murder mystery set amongst the high society of DC? Yes, please! I saw this book featured on The Today Show this morning and I think it will be the perfect addition to my summer reading list. If you're interested, below is the description from People magazine.... I will be picking my copy up before my next vacation!


When the latest victim of the "Beltway Basher" is found in the woods of Montrose Park, Reven Lynch's favorite jogging spot, her crime-loving antenna goes up. The murder makes Reven and her best friend, Violet Bolton, reconsider their running route—but that's not the only change in Reven's routine. Her chic Georgetown neighborhood isn't accustomed to brutal slayings, and when the smooth, enigmatic Detective Gunner shows up in her antique shop, asking pointed questions, Reven's left wondering how close to home the killings are.

Gunner is convinced the murderer is a society bigshot hiding in plain sight. But he is out of his element in the rarefied world of embassy dinners and symphony balls, and Reven is perfectly positioned to feed him the inside information he needs. She throws herself into her role as the detective's "ersatz Mata Hari," only to discover that the prominent skirt-chasing businessman for whom she's fallen tops Gunner's shortlist of suspects. And that's not the half of it: a philanthropic bombshell named Cynthia Rinehart has taken the city by storm, and Violet's steady marriage is suddenly encountering some major turbulence. . . .

During the course of the investigation, the social world will unravel, an old friendship will be put to the test, scandalous secrets will be unleashed, and Reven will discover that nothing old or new, in high culture or low life, is what it appears. A riveting tale of murder, money, and high society, set in the glamorous, politics-fueled world of the nation's capital, Mortal Friends delivers another "killer read".

8 comments:

Sweet Bea said...

Sounds like a great read...but what is up with author's and the strange names they pick for their main characters???

Becca said...

Hi! I just found your blog and LOVE it!!! i am a dc-native myself and am in maine for the summer but will be back in dc in the fall. I love it there!!!
xx rebecca
sodamnlucky.wordpress.com

The Northerner said...

I am going to add it to my list!

stacilynfeldman said...

i am SO looking forward to this! i read about it in the WaPo Reliable Source & can't wait to pick it up. btw: have you heard about this one, too? http://www.amazon.com/This-How-Starts-Grant-Ginder/dp/1416595597

Veuve and Varsity said...

Sounds like a goodie!

ACL said...

LOVED IT!

KAC said...

Ooh that sounds like a GREAT read...will def have to pick that up! Just found your blog and love it and left you something on my blog xoxo

Lis said...

This sounds sooo good!! The hubby and I lived in Arlington for 4 years after college and I miss it a lot sometimes!! ;) thanks for the recommendtion! :)