Imitation of Death by Cheryl Crane audiobook

Imitation of Death

By Cheryl Crane
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Blackstone Publishing 9780758258885

The Nikki Harper Mysteries: Book 2

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Cheryl Crane, daughter of movie icon Lana Turner, brings her Hollywood-insiderexpertise to the second book in a star-studded mystery series featuringcelebrity realtor-turned-sleuth Nikki Harper and her screen goddess mother,Victoria Bordeaux. Nikki Harper is a superstar among Hollywood realtors. Among privateinvestigators however, she’s strictly amateur, and her first case was aWaterworld-sized disaster. But when a body turns up in a dumpster behindVictoria Bordeaux’s mansion, Nikki feels duty-bound to get involved. Before hisdemise, Eddie Bernard was the über-privileged son of one of the biggest televisionproducers of all time—and a spoiled, violent, party-boy loser. The list ofpeople glad to see him gone could stretch from one end of Bel Air to the other.In fact, about the only person Nikki’s sure is innocent is the prime suspect:Jorge Delgado, her childhood friend and the son of Victoria’s housekeeper. Withthe DA and the media throwing the words “death penalty” around, Nikki has tohelp. Victoria, of course, can’t wait to delve into another Tinseltown scandal,and soon Nikki is submerged in a secret world of celebrity drug dealing,dangerous cults, conniving stars, illegal aliens, and, of all things, the FoodNetwork. With the aid of a voyeuristic neighbor and some good old-fashioned bribery,Nikki starts to close in on the truth. But can she keep Jorge from facing thefinal curtain—while keeping herself out of a killer’s spotlight?

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Summary

Cheryl Crane, daughter of movie icon Lana Turner, brings her Hollywood-insiderexpertise to the second book in a star-studded mystery series featuringcelebrity realtor-turned-sleuth Nikki Harper and her screen goddess mother,Victoria Bordeaux.

Nikki Harper is a superstar among Hollywood realtors. Among privateinvestigators however, she’s strictly amateur, and her first case was aWaterworld-sized disaster. But when a body turns up in a dumpster behindVictoria Bordeaux’s mansion, Nikki feels duty-bound to get involved. Before hisdemise, Eddie Bernard was the über-privileged son of one of the biggest televisionproducers of all time—and a spoiled, violent, party-boy loser. The list ofpeople glad to see him gone could stretch from one end of Bel Air to the other.In fact, about the only person Nikki’s sure is innocent is the prime suspect:Jorge Delgado, her childhood friend and the son of Victoria’s housekeeper. Withthe DA and the media throwing the words “death penalty” around, Nikki has tohelp. Victoria, of course, can’t wait to delve into another Tinseltown scandal,and soon Nikki is submerged in a secret world of celebrity drug dealing,dangerous cults, conniving stars, illegal aliens, and, of all things, the FoodNetwork. With the aid of a voyeuristic neighbor and some good old-fashioned bribery,Nikki starts to close in on the truth. But can she keep Jorge from facing thefinal curtain—while keeping herself out of a killer’s spotlight?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Seductive…Crane, herself a realtor and daughter of actress Lana Turner, clearly has fun playing with established mystery tropes and upsetting expectations. Fans of entertaining light fiction are in for a treat.” Publishers Weekly
“Short chapters, abundantly peppered with real celebrity names and pop culture references, make for an addictive read. Plus, Crane does a great job of incorporating a multicultural/GLBT cast. Perfect for movie star fans.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Cheryl Crane

Author Bio: Cheryl Crane

Cheryl Crane is the author of the Nikki Harper novels The Bad Always Die Twice and Imitation of Death, as well as the autobiography Detour: A Hollywood Story. She also cocompiled an illustrated biography of her mother titled Lana: The Memories, the Myths, and the Movies. Today, she is a realtor in Palm Springs, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English