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.
Law & Order: Martha’s Vineyard meets TMZ.
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-