Friday, November 28, 2014

Woman with a Gun by Philip Margolin *****

Megan Cahill's husband is shot on her wedding night. Kathy Moran takes a photo of her on the beach holding the murder weapon. Ten years later, Stacey Kim sees the picture and solves the murder.

In this meta mystery about a woman in a photograph, Stacey Kim sees the photograph and is inspired to write a novel about the woman in the photograph, which the author confesses to be how the novel was written in the first place.

While this is a contemporary story, the author nods to earlier mysteries with reference to Perry Mason and more (gratuitous) smoking than I'd expect from a contemporary story.

Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin is a delightful whodunit with enough twists and turns for any mystery aficionado.

I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway on November 2, 2014. I received my copy November 8, 2014. 

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