Amanda Quick, Close Up, and Photography

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Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) will talk about her latest novel, Close Up, in a virtual event on Saturday, May 9 at 2 PM MST (5 PM EDT). Watch the event in real time via Facebook Live or check it out anytime afterwards on FB or Youtube. You can order a signed copy of Close Up, or copies of Quick’s other books through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3cbWXP5

Because Quick’s latest book features a photographer in 1930s Hollywood, she recently wrote an article, “Shooting the Front Page Photo in the 1930s” for CrimeReads. Check it out here. https://bit.ly/3dmtqlZ

Here’s the story of Close Up.

Welcome to Burning Cove, California where 1930s Hollywood glamour conceals a ruthless killer…
 
Vivian Brazier never thought life as an art photographer would include nightly wake-up calls to snap photos of grisly crime scenes or headshots for aspiring male actors. Although she is set on a career of transforming photography into a new art form, she knows her current work is what’s paying the bills.
 
After shooting crime scene photos of a famous actress, the latest victim of the murderer the press has dubbed the “Dagger Killer,” Vivian notices eerie similarities to the crime scenes of previous victims—details that only another photographer would have noticed—details that put Vivian at the top of the killer’s target list.
 
Nick Sundridge has always been able to “see” things that others don’t, coping with disturbing dreams and visions. His talent, or as he puts it—his curse—along with his dark past makes him a recluse, but a brilliant investigator. As the only one with the ability to help, Nick is sent to protect Vivian. Together, they discover the Dagger Killer has ties to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood royalty and high society. It is a cutthroat world of allure and deception that Vivian and Nick must traverse—all in order to uncover the killer who will stop at nothing to add them to their gallery of murders.