The Dead and the Beautiful
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2013
Duration: 8 hours 53 minutes
Cheryl Crane, daughter of movie icon Lana Turner, presents the third in her star-studded mystery series featuring celebrity realtor-turned-amateur sleuth Nikki Harper and her screen goddess mother.
Realtor Nikki Harper is often privy to the kind of celebrity secrets the tabloids would kill to hear—but the latest murder case to rock Tinsel Town is truly shocking. Ryan Melton is well known as the arm-candy husband of former child star Diara Elliot. Beautiful and ambitious, Diara appears on the television series Casa Capri, which stars none other than Nikki’s mother, Victoria Bordeaux. In fact, Nikki recently met Ryan and Diara at one of her mother’s parties. Now Ryan’s lifeless body has been found by his swimming pool, and the security tapes have mysteriously been erased.
The prime suspect is the last person to see him alive: his dog walker, Alison Sahira. Nikki can’t imagine the mousy mom killing a fly, but Alison is harboring a dirty little secret that could implicate a set of A-listers. Sorting through a tangled web of lies and innuendo, Nikki races to find the truth before she becomes the next target.
“In Crane’s fun third Nikki Harper mystery the Beverly Hills real estate broker must clear her boyfriend’s sister of a murder charge…Nikki shows her usual crime-solving flare.”—Publishers Weekly