JANIS SUSAN MAY
Vintage Romance Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Elizabeth is a successful writer both in the fields of romance and serious literature. Her
publisher has pressured her to attend a conference of aspiring writers in the Canadian
Mountains. She has come a long way since her divorce from a selfish and
temperamental concert pianist, and is using this weekend to decide whether or not to
marry Kevin. One bad experience has colored her future relationships, and he is
currently employed as the entertainment in the resort’s bar.
Jared once had it all, a successful career, a loving wife, and seemingly endless talent. It
took losing everything to make him into a human being. He now realizes that his
selfishness caused his problems. He neglected his wife and then left her for another
because she did not pay enough attention to him. He now has an opportunity to make
amends, but it might be far too late.
A romance writer’s conference becomes a crime scene when two very successful
authors are murdered in their hotel rooms. The murderer has to be one of the people
staying at the hotel because an early spring blizzard has them all trapped.
Dark Music combines mystery with romantic suspense extremely well. The story is a
locked room (or snowed in hotel) mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie, but updated
for today’s reader. The main characters are very sympathetic, and Elizabeth is very
likable. Jared is a spoiled brat of a man, but he grows up by the end of the story. The
supporting characters are caricatures of people, but very entertaining. This is a story
well worth reading.
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