Posed for Murder

Posed for Murder

Meredith Cole / Dec 15, 2019

Posed for Murder Lydia McKenzie is an artist whose medium is the camera She s having her first one woman show It is a series that ties to actual murders committed in the city s past Her method is to find a model someo

  • Title: Posed for Murder
  • Author: Meredith Cole
  • ISBN: 9780312378561
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lydia McKenzie is an artist whose medium is the camera She s having her first one woman show It is a series that ties to actual murders committed in the city s past Her method is to find a model someone who can match in a general way the actual female victim and pose her in the clothes and position in which the actual victim was found The night of her showing, however,Lydia McKenzie is an artist whose medium is the camera She s having her first one woman show It is a series that ties to actual murders committed in the city s past Her method is to find a model someone who can match in a general way the actual female victim and pose her in the clothes and position in which the actual victim was found The night of her showing, however, is disappointing the owner of the gallery makes her pay for the invitations down to the stamps, hang the whole show herself, and rush for the usual wine and snacks But what happens next is much worse two plainclothes policemen shut down the event and take Lydia in for questioning A young woman whom she knew well, and who was the model in one of her photographs, has been murdered Worried that the police aren t doing what they should, Lydia and another friend set out to find the killer.The winner of the celebrated St Martin s Minotaur Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, Posed for Murder presents a snapshot of crime in a lasting and memorable story.

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      • Meredith Cole

        Meredith Cole won the St Martin s Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition, and her book, POSED FOR MURDER, will be out in February She began her career as a filmmaker and screenwriter, and won a NYFA for screenwriting in 2004 She is on the board of the NY Chapter of MWA and Sisters in Crime, and blogs at thedebutanteball


    328 Comments

    1. Ok, I might be biased a bit since we're related but I really liked this book. It was a quick read. It kind of had a bit of a grown up Nancy Drew feel, but not in a bad way!



    2. If you like traditional mysteries, you'll enjoy the first installment in the Lydia McKenzie series. Lydia's an up-and-coming photographer in New York City. During her first show, things get complicated. She used her friends to pose as models, based on cold case of Jane Does from a book. And when the police come to her door, she finds out that someone copycatted them for his murders. And one of her friends were murdered. Now it's up to Lydia and her friends to figure it out, while the killer has [...]


    3. What I liked- The gritty struggle of trying to survive in New York as an artist provided a great back drop to this mystery. I also love the premise of a killer recreating photos of murdered women that were already recreations. Confused? Don’t be, it worked.What was just okay- I didn’t think the killer was all that surprising. Lydia herself felt distant to me so I was never turning pages as fast as I could to see what would happen next. Maybe it would have been better in first person? Maybe n [...]


    4. Debut novel in the Lydia McKenzie series. Finalist 2009 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. This series takes place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and although it has more in common with the current yuppie invasion then with the Williamsburg of Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1943), it still evoked memories of my much younger years.The book had an interesting concept and was well written, if somewhat slow moving.Lydia McKenzie, photographer, is having a show based on photos of models posed a [...]


    5. I enjoyed the mystery in this book but the author kept pulling my out of the story. It is a "pet peeve" of mine but I just don't like it when EVERY time the main character shows up the first thing you get is a detailed description of everything she is wearing (from shoes to hats). Once or twice in a book I can ignore but when it happens at every opportunity I get bored with it, then get irritated.I doubt I'll look for more by her - like I said the mystery was good but chic lit overtones were a b [...]


    6. Excellent book! I love books that can involve my two loves, photography & mystery. I'm a stickler when it comes to protagonist I like female leads who are strong and independent, and this one definitely fit my bill. Can't stand any wishy washy girl who's relying on the big man to come & rescue her (why I NEVER read the Twilight series and never will). A very good read, go get it!


    7. There is a lot that I enjoyed about this one. Nice setting in Brooklyn, depiction of the world of artists, and some great, vivid small characters. I especially liked Phoenix with his Egyptian tattoos.


    8. This was a random find at the library while looking for something else. It was fun. The location - Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, main character is a photographer, it's a murder mystery, things I know about and like. A very quick book, the kind I like to read while I'm reading a heavier book.


    9. This is an outstanding mystery novel about an amateur detective who helps solve a case that has her and her friends in danger. The pace and characters and setting are all well crafted and just made me, the reader want to continue on reading this remarkable story.


    10. I'd follow Lydia anywhere - funny, intrepid, and oh that sense of style - love it. And the Italian family she works with? A hoot! Great characters, engaging mystery, a fun read indeed.



    11. I don't know why I didn't review this, it was a while ago that I read it. It was an okay book but not anything that will pull me to the series again. Might be why I didn't do the review.


    12. I'm always looking for another good mystery. This was a quick read and I'm glad I read it. could have been a bit quicker-paced, but worth my time.



    13. I like this book, mainly for the milieu in which it's set. Lives of artists mysteries. Great spin on an author whose killings are being enacted in "real" life. Can't wait for her next!


    14. Is was a mystery and thriller book. I really enjoy the whole story of Lydia and her friends. It kept me reading I was hooked. I love crime, mysterious books.



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