Adam B. Vary
April 11, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cheating at Solitaire

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Jane Haddam
publisher
St. Martin's Minotaur
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it an B-

In Jane Haddam’s Cheating at Solitaire a has-been tabloid starlet is the only suspect when gumshoe Gregor Demarkian arrives on the Massachusetts island where her nobody boyfriend was found shot in the head.

Movie Pitch
Law & Order: Martha’s Vineyard meets TMZ.

Lowdown
The mystery is pretty obvious. But Haddam has pungent fun with proxies for Paris, Lindsay, and, er, Patrick Stewart. Her point is more than welcome: Empty fame is evil. B-

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