She's Dead, Who Cares?
If you want anything done right in the Hamptons there is only one person to call: Mary Moody, celebrity concierge who can handle everything from hiring Cirque du Soleil to perform at a wedding to the more mundane juggling of privileged brats, wealthy wannabes, and getting the Bentley detailed.
She never expected to add sleuth to her job description, however when a client—a nasty but well-known art dealer—goes missing, Mary is hired by the one person who notices and cares that the woman is gone.
And she’s gone, all right, never to return.
Friendship compels Mary to agree to dig around for clues in the wealthy Long Island beach community where people are losing their heads—literally.
As the bodies pile up and the list of people with motives for murder grows longer, Mary discovers one can manage a psycho bride, a nasty clean-up south of the highway, a murder, and becoming the number one suspect for the police.
Along the way Lordon has a grand time satirizing the over-the-top Hamptons one-percenters, creating a suspenseful mystery, and adding a loving tribute to dog lovers who know that man's best friend is not just an idle phrase.
Mystery, murder, and a good cocktail will keep you laughing on the edge of your seat.
This entertaining series launch from Lordon (the Sydney Sloane mysteries) introduces Mary Moody, a "concierge to the rich and the richer" of the Hamptons. Mary uses her law degree, vast network of acquaintances, and sterling organizational skills to find creative solutions for her clients' problems, such as arranging a clam bake for the Spielbergs (yes, those Spielbergs), snagging Celine Dion to perform on a yacht for a wedding, and breaking up a happy crowd of drunken revelers and getting their party venue neat and tidy before the unsuspecting homeowner's return. When Corliss Blines, a powerful art rep and gallery owner whose life is based on the principle, "Screw others before they screw you," disappears, the only person who seems to care is her renowned filmmaker friend, Diane Ajam, who hires Mary to find Corliss. Parts of the missing woman's body turn up in the dunes, and other murders follow, with Mary becoming a target for the killer. Distinctive characters (both human and canine) match the twisty plot. Mary's comic takes on her rich clients will leave readers eager for more. Agent: Henry Morrison, Trident Media.