Thursday, September 01, 2011

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention Pearl on Fire eBook: Jerry Buck: Kindle Store: Newspaper obituary writer Sean Ellen Cox is one step away from her own gravestone for knowing too much—or too little. An artist friend hinted at his terror to her at his studio only hours before his murder, but the killer believes he told her everything. She knows nothing only that the artist mysteriously linked her to pearls—and wanted to paint like a Vermeer maiden.

She is aided, and sometimes undermined, by two detective lovers. Sean battles disbelief, treachery, fading loyalty, and scheming liaisons to a discovery that leaves her astonished—and humbly pleased. She is surrounded by people reluctant to reveal their own secrets, but all come unraveled on the way to a perilous climax—and surprising twist.

Jerry Buck was an Associated Press special writer and magazine writer in New York and Los Angeles. He is the author of two published novels and of two on Kindle. Plus numerous obituaries of the famous and infamous.

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