At first, I was a little skeeved out by Meredith’s premise for Posed for Murder. A photographer who recreates famous murders for art prints? Ummm, not sure.
But then I started reading and I loved Lydia right away. I mean, first of all, there’s all those amazing vintage clothes, but that’s a whole, other post. Mostly, I liked Lydia for her artwork.
Lydia, it turns out, is almost as skeeved out by her photographs as I was. She is, I came to understand as I kept reading, a pure soul, haunted by the paradox of beauty within terror.
I think it’s unusual for a murder to mystery to reflect on its own genre in this way, and I think Meredith’s done so in a clever and smart manner, playing off the tension between the real and the imaginary, art and action. In the end, it’s what makes her book more than just a killer-thriller. You’ll put the book down totally satisfied, wondering what will happen next with Lydia and that hot dectective, and then, hours later, you’ll start thinking about those photographs and, I promise you, they’ll haunt you, too.
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Meredith, well done and good luck! I hope this is the start of many more novels.