Fade to White-Wendy Clinch

Fade to White

Wendy Clinch

St. Martin’s, Jan 4 2011, $24.99

ISBN: 9780312593278

Hollywood Harper Stone arrives at Spruce Peak, Vermont to film a mouthwash commercial.  Once a star, this is the only gig he can get though he does not hide his rage over how far his fame has fallen. 

Avid skier Stacey Curtis looks forward to a turn on the slopes before going to work at the Broken Binding bar.  However, the lift is closed due to the filming directed by Stacey’s former boyfriend Brian Russell.  Still the Ski Diva and her friend ski patrol operative Chip Walsh ski together until they run into a corpse.  Someone murdered Harper with the last person to see the actor alive being Brian, who is known for his jealousy and anger.  Stacey knows to stay out of the homicide on the slopes, but investigates anyway

The second Ski Diva amateur sleuth (see Double Black) is an engaging tale that focuses more on skiing than on the whodunit.  Stacey is a wonderful protagonist whose theme is Let it snow; let It snow; and let it snow.  Although the mystery takes the backseat on the lift, fans will enjoy going downhill with Stacey who brings enthusiasm and energy to the slopes.

Harriet Klausner

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