An Eye for Murder
Review: Libby Fischer Hellmann introduces Chicago documentary producer Ellie Foreman in An Eye for Murder.
This book is both a multi-generational historical mystery and a political mystery, and Hellmann does a fine job blending the two into a modern-day mystery for amateur working-mother sleuth Ellie Foreman. The pace of the story is brisk and the fairly complicated plot will keep readers guessing up to the end.
Hellmann's depiction of Ellie Foreman allows for considerable growth of her character in future mysteries. There's affection, conflict, and complications with all the people in her life: her daugher, her father, her ex-husband, a potential romantic partner, and her business associates. You might not always agree with her decisions, but you respect her for making them.
An Eye for Murder is a very fine start to a promising mystery series.
Acknowledgment: Poisoned Pen Press provided an ARC of An Eye for Murder for this review.
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A Picture of Guilt
Poisoned Pen Press (Hardcover), July 2003
ISBN-13: 9781590580738; ISBN-10: 1590580737
Location(s) referenced in An Eye for Murder: Chicago, Illinois
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An Eye for Murder by Libby Fischer Hellmann — An Ellie Foreman Mystery
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: November 2002
List Price: $24.95