Mary Miley's The Impersonator is a fun mystery, set in the world of vaudeville. Miley does a great job of weaving history and real people throughout her novel.
Her main character (and amateur sleuth), Leah Randall, is an actor who is hired to impersonate a missing heiress, Jessie Carr. The man who hires her is the missing girl's uncle, and they conspire to share the inheritance. All she has to do is be Jessie until the girl's twenty-first birthday and accept the inheritance.
Leah/Jessie gets more than she bargains for in this role of a lifetime. When she arrives, she stumbles upon a murder of a Native American woman from a nearby tribe. Jessie's snooping leads her to discover other similar murders. She passes as Jessie Carr to everyone except the murderer.
The Impersonator is an action-packed read with a hint of romance, bootlegging, and lots of twists and turns. I look forward to reading more in the series.
Happy First Sunday of Advent! I love the Christmas and holiday season. My shopping is done and wrapped, and I should be done with the Christmas cards tonight. That just leaves the decorating.
I'm trying to fit in writing time with the extra stuff that comes with November and December. (And Virginia is for Mysteries has its book launch in January.) It's going to be a busy winter around here.
Here are some interesting links that I stumbled across this week on my internet journeys...
I hope you have a great weekend. I'm editing a short story and working on my new WIP. I also need to send out more queries. It's hard when it's 70 degrees in November.