Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery by Kathryn Leigh Scott and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Jinxed has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!
“Kathryn Leigh Scott has scored a winner in what I hope is a new series of mysteries. Her ‘first person’ telling of the tale takes the reader right along beside Meg as the story unfolds.” Charles – Amazon Reviewer
by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Price: $0.99 save $4
Back on the comeback trail, actress Meg Barnes, beloved for her role as amateur sleuth Jinx Fogarty in a renowned detective show, assumes she’ll star as Jinx in the revamped TV series, only to discover that a young ingenue has been cast instead.
Meg swallows her pride for a paycheck to coach Chelsea Horne—until temperamental Chelsea goes missing before filming begins. Meg ignores the warnings from Jack, her FBI-agent boyfriend, not to do her “Jinx thing.” But when Jinx’s iconic top hat goes missing and someone from her past is murdered, it’s clear Meg’s life—and more—is in jeopardy.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
Jinxed is highly recommended and is a fun and entertaining read. But be warned, I started it at bedtime and found myself still reading it at 6 AM! Hopefully, you’re more disciplined than I am, but frankly I’d like to ask Ms. Scott to please write faster. I can’t wait for the next installment!
The characters were so wonderful, I actually cried at one point. It’s more than just a mystery, it’s an inside view of a world we all know and envy, but this shows how it isn’t so different from what we all experience. I hope Meg/Jinx has many more adventures.
This book is a good book to take to the beach for a light day of reading. The author does a good job with keeping you guessing until the end of the book. The characters in this book are so fun to have included in this story. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Scott deftly drops bits of back story where needed but the narrative always remains engaging and fun to read. If you like a mystery with lots of surprises that gradually ratchets up the tension, combined with an insider’s view of Hollywood, then Jinxed is the book for you.
Kathryn Leigh Scott did not disappoint in Jinxed! It was hard to put down, and I finished it quickly in just a few days! A fun read, kept me guessing until the end! I also enjoy the peek into Hollywood life and behind the scenes of what goes into making a TV show. I would highly recommend both Down and Out in Beverly Heels and Jinxed.
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About The Author
Writing and Acting have always been twin careers for Kathryn Leigh Scott. She has a recurring role playing George Segal’s girlfriend Miriam in The Goldbergs, and appears in the 2015 mid-season launch of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Her most recent novels are the mysteries JINXED and DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HEELS. Kathryn, who wrote the novel DARK PASSAGES based on Dark Shadows, appears in a cameo role in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp. Her latest nonfiction title is DARK SHADOWS: RETURN TO COLLINWOOD.
Kathryn grew up on a farm in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Upon graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she landed the ingenue lead in the classic Gothic daytime drama Dark Shadows (ABC, 1966-1971), and starred in the 1971 MGM feature House of Dark Shadows. Kathryn played four roles in the series: Maggie Evans, Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty Hampshire and Rachel Drummond. Kathryn wrote DARK SHADOWS MEMORIES to coincide with the show’s 20th anniversary and DARK SHADOWS COMPANION as a 25th-anniversary tribute.
Kathryn launched Pomegranate Press, Ltd. to publish books about the entertainment industry, including guidebooks, biographies, textbooks and coffee table art books. She wrote THE BUNNY YEARS (the 25-year history of Playboy Clubs told through the women who worked as Bunnies), optioned by Disney for a feature film and acquired by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer. She also co-produced a two-hour special for the A&E Network, and a one-hour documentary for BBC1 and Canadian TV, based on the book. Pomegranate has published over 50 nonfiction titles, including LOBBY CARDS: THE CLASSIC FILMS (Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Coffee Table Book) and LOBBY CARDS: THE CLASSIC COMEDIES, both of which were published in the U.K. by Bloomsbury.
Kathryn’s theatrical credits include a lengthy run with James Stewart in Harvey in London’s West End. She has appeared in many television series and mini-series, including Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Voice of the Heart, as Dan Travanti’s wife in Murrow, as George C. Scott’s mistress in The Last Days of Patton, as Philip Marlowe’s girlfriend in Chandlertown, and as a series regular with Brian Dennehy in Big Shamus, Little Shamus. Feature films include Providence, The Great Gatsby, Brannigan, The Greek Tycoon, Assassination, 187, Parasomnia, Dr. Mabuse, Dark Shadows, and more.
Kathryn maintains homes in Los Angeles and New York. Pomegranate Press recently issued a trade paper edition of COYA COME HOME, with a foreword by Walter F. Mondale. Kathryn has written three novels, DARK PASSAGES (2012), DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HEELS (2013), JINXED (2015), and a forthcoming memoir, LAST DANCE AT THE SAVOY.
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