|Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red|
First in Series
by Jacqueline T. Lynch
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
If you thought you were having a bad day, Juliet Van Allen is having the mother of all bad days. First she catches her husband doing the horizontal mambo with a red-headed hussy, when she seeks refuge in her office she stumbles onto a conspiracy for the theft of one of the valuable collections in the museum that she works for - or rather it stumbles upon her - then when she returns home and decides to confront her unfaithful spouse, she finds him with his skull bashed in and herself starring in the role of prime suspect.
Set in the late 1940's we are witness to the whimsical experience of a man who has been released from prison after several years and is bewildered to find a world full of automobiles, televisions, and other new technological gadgets. In this story there is very little truth to the theory that there is honor among thieves and it is simply horrifying the deviousness at play.
So just how does a wealthy socialite meet and become a close companion to an ex-con? Are they more than just confidants? Might they break the social class barriers, throw caution to the wind, and become more than just friends? You will have to find out for yourself, I'm not going to spoil it for you. Despite a few editing issues this novel is an interesting start to what promises to be an entertaining series.