Everything You Have Is Mine (A Lauren Laurano Mystery)

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9781853814792: Everything You Have Is Mine (A Lauren Laurano Mystery)

The debut of the Lauren Laurano murder mystery series.
Lauren Laurano is surely not the first gay P.I. in New York City, but she is in a class by herself. When she's on a case she becomes obsessed by it. Lovely, shy Lake Huron has been raped but refuses to talk. Before Lauren can learn more, Lake is killed, and as Lauren moves closer to the truth, her own life is enangered and she discovers a family's past can't always stay buried....
"Powerful...Ms. Scopettone has created an original and daring private detective."
THE NEW YORK TIMES

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For the initial paperback covers of Sandara Scoppettone's Lauren Laurano mysteries, we did photo shoots in locations in and around Greenwich Village. Though they were loads of fun to art direct (MY SWEET UNTRACEABLE YOU was shot on Bleecker Street in the middle of a blizzard, but still the crowds gathered to watch our model private eye lurking round corners), we decided to change directions and go with a brighter more graphic cover rather than the dark, moody look. LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DIE turned out great. (With its bright yellow background, you certainly can't miss it on the shelf.) Now I'm working on Sandra Scoppettone's new mystery, GONNA TAKE A HOMICIDAL JOURNEY, which takes place largely outside of New York, on Long Island. This may be the last novel in the Lauren Laurano series, so I want to end it with a BANG!

--Barbara Leff, Associate Art Director

From Publishers Weekly:

Lauren Laurano, Manhattan PI and former FBI agent, is 40ish, feisty, quick-witted and gay. In her engaging debut she solves a complicated case that begins with the rape and subsequent murder of a young woman named Lake Huron, who ran a computer dating service. To find out if Lake's rapist was also her murderer, Lauren must untangle the victim's knotted family ties and determine why her relatives all lie about their relationships to one another. The threat to Lauren, announced in an attack on her in her office, sparks anxiety and anger in psychotherapist Kip Adams, Lauren's lover of more than a decade, with whom she shares a Greenwich Village brownstone. Scoppettone ( Some Unknown Person ) evokes palpable Village scenes as Lauren's search takes her back to the unbridled '60s, when a fatal legacy of jealousy and deception was spawned. After another murder, the unmasking of several false identities, the mastering of basic PC technology and tense confrontations with Kip, Lauren sets herself up as a decoy to capture rapist and murderer. A lively pace, convincing characterization (Lauren, Kip and their circle of mostly gay friends are especially clearly drawn), colorful scene setting and sensitive observations about complications among families ordinary and unusual far outweigh the overwrought elements of the plot; readers will want to follow Lauren on her next case.
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