Set in the world’s most exciting city, this new cozy mystery promises photo taking fun, New York glamour—and satisfying sleuthing featuring up-and-coming photographer Liv Spyer, a millennial with a keen eye for crime, who is sure to charm readers who are young and young at heart.
Liv Spyers hits the big time when she lands a photography assignment with Grammy Award-winning pop star, the one and only Bisa. A huge fan, Liv is extra thrilled that her new boyfriend, Harry, will escort her to the glamorous premiere of Bisa’s debut movie. But when Bisa’s estranged sister, Courtney, threatens to turn the photo-op into a PR disaster, Liv goes after her—only to turn to camera lens on herself when Courtney winds up dead. With all eyes on Liv, her star-studded career is suddenly on the verge of being cancelled . . .
Bisa is leaning hard on Liv to catch her sister’s killer—while she and her flirtatious entourage are wreaking havoc on Liv’s relationship with Harry. Now the best Liv can hope for is that her most famous photo doesn’t turn out to be her own mugshot. And that she can save herself—and Harry—before the killer strikes again . . .
Praise for the debut Snapshot of NYC Mystery
“From F-stops to the F-train, Liv’s expert eye makes her the ultimate cozy detective in Christin Brecher’s Photo Finished. Photographer Liv Spyers and her trusty camera lens charms readers (and the NYC elite) without ever losing focus on the investigation. Expert composition and timing culminates in a portrait of a complex mystery!”
—Olivia Blacke, author of the Brooklyn Murder Mysteries
Brecher's lively second cozy (following 2022's Photo Finished) finds 28-year-old New York City event photographer Liv Spyers embarking on the most exciting job of her career. She's been tapped to snap pictures at a three-day press extravaganza hosted by Grammy winner Bisa to celebrate the singer's big-screen debut and herald the kickoff of her latest tour. The star's large entourage claims to be as close-knit as family, but partway through the festivities, Bisa's sister, Anna, shows up uninvited ("It wouldn't be a party without some family drama," she quips). Petty jealousies and grievances emerge, and the plot thickens when Liv witnesses what she believes to be Anna's murder. When no body turns up, and Bisa's security staff turns a skeptical eye toward Liv, she decides to investigate with the aid of her boyfriend, an agent for the international Art Crimes Unit. Colorful characters, tidy plotting, and amusing descriptions of the lifestyle of the rich and famous make for a perfect poolside read. This series has legs.)