It’s the Jazz Age in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and local resident and artist Maddie Vaughn-Alwin is enjoying the life she’s created for herself. Then renowned Hollywood director Luther Bishop and some of the biggest stars around, including Luther’s wife Bridget, roll into town to film Bishop’s latest movie – a Western. Maddie’s cousin Gwen Astor has a bit part in the movie, and unknown to Maddie, is involved in an affair with Luther.

When Bishop is found hanged in his office, murder is suspected, and Gwen is soon arrested for the crime. Maddie goes to work to figure out what really happened and who is responsible for the director’s death. Luther Bishop had plenty of enemies, so there is no shortage of suspects.

Readers will enjoy getting to know Maddie and her friends and colleagues in this winning whodunit.

4 stars