Hold a Scorpion (The Diana Poole Mysteries) Hold a Scorpion (The Diana Poole Mysteries)

Hold a Scorpion (The Diana Poole Mysteries‪)‬

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Publisher Description

This new crime thriller takes amateur sleuth Diana Poole deep into Southern California’s underworld to uncover the mystery of a diamond-encrusted scorpion—and the reason for the murders that follow in its wake.

One afternoon while standing outside her newly renovated Malibu house, Diana Poole sees a woman across the highway waving at her, but Diana doesn’t recognize her. Still waving, the woman walks into the oncoming cars and is killed instantly. Why would anyone do such a thing?

The next night, still horrified by the accident, Diana is held at gunpoint by a man demanding the dead woman’s scorpion. What kind of scorpion? A live one? A brooch? A pendant? Diana searches the accident scene and finds a diamond-encrusted object in the shape of a scorpion. Breathless, she remembers her movie-star mother showing it to her the last time she saw her alive.

With the diamond-encrusted object as her only clue, Diana goes on a heart-pounding journey determined to find answers. But asking a lot of questions can upset people—especially the unpredictable killer who’s stalking her.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Marguerite Gavin
hr min
October 25
Blackstone Publishing

Customer Reviews

PalmTree29 ,

Iconic Noir

I was surprised by how great this book is! If the writer had more in the series she could be as well known and beloved as Grafton or any of the other iconic noir/crime writers. The narrator did an excellent job as well- pitch perfect in many places and wonderfully unobtrusive in others. I also loved that it isn’t too dark, rather it’s atmospheric and relies on its great characters for substance.