Goldman writes mysteries for a living. Her protagonist is
one Duffy Madison, a consultant to the county prosecutor.
He assists in finding missing persons, and has a phenomenal
success rate. Rachel gets a strange phone call from a man
asking her to meet with him. His name? Duffy Madison! Obviously
a nut job who thinks he's her character, come to life. Right?
Well, yes. He does. He thinks Rachel created him and brought
him into reality!
Duffy Madison also works with the county prosecutor's office,
helping to find missing persons. Only in this real world (outside
of Rachel's books that is) someone is kidnapping and murdering
female mystery authors, and not only does Duffy want Rachel
to help him figure this out and save the latest kidnapping
victim, it looks like Rachel could be next in line to be taken
yet? Don't worry, you won't be for long once you get into
this highly amusing mystery from E. J Copperman. Copperman
manages to spell things out clearly, helps you keep the various
characters where they should be in the story, lays out red
herrings, a little romance, and a slew of quips that will
keep you turning pages well past your bed time. Yes, this
book is that good!
style in this book, and particularly his Rachel Goldman character,
bring to mind the renowned M. C. Beaton's "Agatha Raisin."
This is an auspicious start to a series I hope will be long
lived, and prosperous for Mr. Copperman!