Sunday, April 13, 2008

Poison Pen

Poison Pen: A Forensic Handwriting Mystery by Sheila Lowe ~~ Before her body was found floating in her Jacuzzi, publicist-to-the-stars Lindsey Alexander had few friends, but plenty of lovers. To her ex-friend-forensic handwriting expert Claudia Rose-she was a ruthless, back-stabbing manipulator. But even Claudia is shocked by Lindsey's startling final note: "It was fun while it lasted!" It would be easier on the police-and Claudia-to write it off as suicide. But Claudia's instincts push her to investigate further, and she quickly finds herself entangled in a far darker scenario than she bargained for. Racing to identify a killer, Claudia soon has a price on her head-and unless she can read the handwriting on the wall, she will become the next victim.
Great book! Not a true cozy (it's got a little more gore, and a bit longer than usual) but a fantastic read. Claudia is determined to find out if her ex friend committed suicide or was murdered. Along the way, more bodies pile up as Claudia works with the police to figure out who is killing her friends and is now out to get her. I love how she weaves her "real life" knowledge of reading people's handwriting to figure out their personalities. It was very interesting to see how she explains what your handwriting says about you. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. A

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