Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Memes: A Moment in Crime by Amanda Allen

Happy Friday everybody!
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New York City, 1910

"What are you going to be, Maddie? When you're a grown-up lady, I mean," Gwendolyn asked, suddenly breaking the dusty silence of their attic sanctuary.
Friday 56: 
It appeared as if the police hadn't been there yet. Maybe Sadler didn't know about it yet, or maybe it hadn't seemed important if they were still officially treating the death as a suicide. The desk drawers were all neatly closed, nothing out of place.
This week I am featuring A Moment in Crime by Amanda Allen from my review stack. It is the first in the Santa Fe Revival Mysteries. Here is the description from Amazon:
The on-set murder of a famous Jazz Age film director unearths a hornet’s nest of passion, duplicity, naked ambition, and bitter revenge.

The golden age of cinema is dawning, and Santa Fe is in the grip of movie fever when director Luther Bishop arrives for the filming of his new cowboy flick. Maddie Vaughn-Alwin’s cousin Gwen Astor is in town with a bit part in the movie―but Gwen finds herself caught in a whirlwind of mischief before shooting even begins. But the plot only thickens when the detestable director is found hanging in his office.

When it comes to light that Gwen was having a torrid affair with Luther, she gets pegged as the prime suspect, much to Maddie’s dismay. But Maddie, quick on her feet with ever the keen eye knows that Luther had his fair share of enemies, and there’s no shortage of contenders. Luther’s widowed wife Bridget finally assumes her late husband’s most-coveted director’s chair, head of wardrobe Lorelei Fontaine is bitterly denied a role by Luther she was once promised, and original leading man Harry Kelly was summarily fired by Luther just upon arriving at Santa Fe.

Desperate to prove Gwen’s innocence, Maddie begins an investigation, but every clue reveals another motive―and could point to another murder―in A Moment in Crime, the second engaging whodunit in Amanda Allen’s enchanting Santa Fe Revival mysteries. 


  1. This one sounds good, and I love the era. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. This sounds really good! I love the time period and the fact that it's set in Santa Fe. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. I like the setting, it sounds like a good read! Happy weekend!

  4. This sounds like an interesting story. Enjoy your current read!

  5. Hope you'll enjoy your jazz-age mystery! Happy Reading!

  6. You had me at New York City and 1910! I'll be adding this book to my must-read list.

  7. The Santa Fe setting is definitely a selling point. Hope you enjoyed it.

  8. Love books set in the Jazz Age.

    Great cover too.

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.


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