Hold a Scorpion: A Diana Poole Thriller (Diana Poole Mysteries, Book 2)

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While standing outside her newly renovated home, amateur sleuth Diana Poole sees a woman across the highway waving at her. Still waving, the woman walks into the oncoming cars and is killed instantly. Why would anyone do such a thing? Diana searches the accident scene and finds a diamond-encrusted object in the shape of a scorpion. Breathless, she remembers her movie-star mother showing it to her the last time she saw her alive. With the diamond-encrusted object as her only clue, Diana goes on a heart-pounding journey determined to find answers. But asking a lot of questions can upset people -- especially the unpredictable killer who's stalking her.

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Melodie Johnson Howe is the author of several novels, including The Mother Shadow, nominated for an Edgar Award; Beauty Dies; and City of Mirrors. After a career in movies and television, she quit acting to write novels.

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“Howe spins a brisk story with sharp dialogue.” (Booklist)

“Splendid. I adore Diana and this series with its southern California settings and its Hollywood insider vibe. Johnson Howe has a keen eye for the quirky in her characters without losing focus on their broader humanity. Her novels have always reminded me of the domestic crime stories of another southern California writer I admire, Ross Macdonald.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“Atmospheric.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Diana Poole’s cool-headedness at making excellent deductions, based on observed behaviors and an actor’s bag of tricks, is enjoyable.” (Bookgasm)

“The latest in a line of perfectly crafted thrillers featuring Diana Poole as an actress turned amateur sleuth.” (New York Journal of Books)

“Howe writes beautifully.” (Jan Burke, Edgar Award-winning author [praise for 'City of Mirrors'])

“Jet-propelled narrative drive, non-stop action, a dark and twisting plot, and a mega-tough yet sympathetic heroine make this one impossible to put down.” (John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author [praise for 'City of Mirrors'])

“Deftly written and smart. On top of that, it is entertaining as hell.” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author [praise for 'City of Mirrors'])

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