Review: Resurrection Diva

Posted on January 26, 2009

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Resurrection Diva
By Eva Batonne
Zumaya Publications
May 2008
332 pages

What’s not to love about curling up with a hard-boiled detective crime novel? Well get comfortable. Eva Batonne’s Resurrection Diva does not disappoint.

LA Detective Joan Lambert is in the middle of investigating the young starlet, Autumn Riley’s murder when everything goes haywire. Autumn turns up on the streets of LA and she’s very much alive. Case solved? Not so fast. The landscape is littered with loose ends. Like the messy videotaped murder of Autumn’s best friend Dani. There’s Pancho the dog who’s found at Autumn’s home. But Pancho belongs to a missing boy named Tommy, whose disappearance is linked to a whole slew of missing persons.

Lambert’s investigation begins with Autumn’s boyfriend, the big shot Hollywood producer Glenn Addams. When she follows him to a private club she discovers his connections to a cast of bizarre characters like druggies Dewey and the Barb, the dangerous Taylor twins, mystery man Coastal Eddy, and creepy Hector.

Haunted by her own checkered past, Lambert is drawn into the mind-bending twists and turns of a dark underworld. In the process she unwittingly pulls back the thin veil that separates Hollywood’s lofty heights of glitzy glamour from the gutters of porn and snuff films.

Gripping suspense, intriguing plot, and unforgettable characters make this delicious mystery one you’ll devour in one sitting.

Copyright (c) 2009 by Peggy Tibbetts

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