June 17, 2015

Jinxed by Kathryn Leigh Scott

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Publication date: January 27, 2015
Number of pages: 264
Genre: Mystery
Series: Jinx Fogarty Mystery #2

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 ingénue 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.

What did I think about the story:
I enjoyed reading the first book in this series and thought it would be fun to read this one as well. Even though this is a part of a series you can read it as a standalone as well. 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. Meg “Jinx” seems to get herself into a lot of mischief as she goes about her life.  You will have fun following Meg along as she tries to find out what happens to Chelsea and her hat. The characters in this book are so fun to have included in this story. I look forward to the next book in this series.

What did I think of the cover:
I hate to say it but I am not fond of this cover. I like to have more of a "real" picture or an actual scene on the covers of my books. I think there is too much dead space. 

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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 ingénue 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.

Jinx Fogarty Series
#1 Down and Out in Beverly Heels
#2 Jinxed

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